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15 June 2006 / Mike Truman
Issue: 4062 / Categories: Comment & Analysis , Admin
MIKE TRUMAN hears Lord Carter reopen his review.

LIKE 'DANIEL IN the lion's den' was Lord Carter of Coles' description of his feelings as he stood up to address a conference on e-filing organised by the ICAEW IT Faculty last Friday. Actually since a large percentage of the delegates seemed to be from software firms who have benefited a great deal from the move to online filing it was probably more a case of Solomon receiving the Queen of Sheba.

However our 4 500 'No to November' supporters are clear enough evidence of the strength of feeling in the profession against the proposal to change the self-assessment filing deadline so it was a great relief to hear Lord Carter say that he was ready to look again at his recommendations:

'Clearly in the area of accelerated self-assessment filing there has been some controversy. People have made the case to me informally that...

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