Senior doom Monger
Whatever the legalities, you can bet your bottom dollar that if Ashley or Appleby do buy the omnishambles, HM Government will lean on HMRC and tell them not to rock the boat, and to accept a penny in the pound. It won't be like when I forgot to declare a few quid in dividends many years ago, and the HMRC hounded me, and imposed interest (they refrained from penalties, as I pleaded temporary loss of memory).Glad Maguire brought up the HMRC issue on the POF podcast today because there never seems to be much discussion about it (in the media).
Notcher (or anyone else who is clued up about these things), what is the likelihood - in the event of Ashley or Appleby getting something through - of HMRC bending and accepting a much lower percentage of what they (we, the taxpayer!) are owed or being a final, immovable object that fucks the whole thing?