Money Box Live: Tax then and now
What was troubling the tax man back in 1977 when Money Box first broadcast? Chairman of the Board of the Inland Revenue, Sir William Pile took the hot seat in our first ever programme, quizzed by presenters Louise Botting and Peter Hobday. Simplifying tax, competence and the sensitivity of tax inspectors were all on the agenda. So what's changed in the last 40 years and have HMRC got to grips with these early challenges? Adam Shaw and guests listen back to Sir William's Pile's interview and talk tax then and now.
On the panel are:
Yvette Nunn, Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Jane Moore ,Technical Manager, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
John Whiting, former Tax Director, Office of Tax Simplification.
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(Photo: Denis Healey, Chancellor of the Exchequer with wife Edna beside him)
Presenter: Adam Shaw
Producers: Lizzy McNeill and Diane Richardson
Editor: Andrew Smith.