I am writing this piece in the hope that you will read it and perhaps make a noise about the state in which our government treats its own.
I am British through and through, but the hardships I am put through whilst living in this country, like so many other people makes me think that this Government (Labour 14th Feb 2007) really does not care for its own. Please read on…
I am employed by a small computer company which has been trading since the middle of last year. The Sister company is a phone trader.
Due to the extended verifications being done by HMRC we are now in great danger of losing our livelihoods and all the companies associated will go as well which total six.
They all depend on our phone company for financial upkeep We are innocent of any fraudulent trading but are being penalised. Nine people have already lost their jobs; we have downsized cut costs and done everything humanly possible in order to keep going until HMRC decide to pay our money. We are taking them to Tribunal but as expected they are delaying and delaying. Perhaps in the hope that we will go out of business and there will be no bank account to pay the money to?
We have been presumed guilty until we can prove ourselves innocent; so much for the government encouraging business in the UK. This is a disgrace to all small businesses; it is a step back in the world of Democracy and Fair Trade.
Because HMRC cannot get their act together and have allowed fraudulent traders to get away with funds the innocent have to pay. Will they care when my new flat is reprocessed and others put through hardships which are none of their doing? We have assisted HMRC to the letter and been penalised, perhaps crime does pay, because honesty certainly doesn’t.
Posted On: Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 @ 6:10 pm by Ian Tearle
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