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Small Brit firms beg for 'light touch' as only half are ready for digital tax reforms due next month

martinusher Silver badge

Re: Error control in Making Tax Difficult ???

>What sort of Muppet do they employ ?

I'd guess "a quite well paid one".

Seriously, though, the hallmark of an ex-colonial nation wasn't the absence of government but but an excess of non-functioning government. Countries would take over the old colonial administration systems but instead of adapting it for the needs of the newly independent it became a sinecure for the well connected. The result was a stifling of legitimate business, an outbreak of 'informal' business arrangements (black economy and corruption) because people still had to get stuff done and a general stifling of the economy that left a lot of people poor and an administrative middle class that's primary purpose was to defend the wealth and privilege of the very well off.

Sounds familiar?

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