OK “tax raids” sound a little alarmist but you really should be aware of a proposed change to the law. It means that when HM Recovery and Customs believe that tax is owed, they will have the power to automatically seize funds directly from your bank account. Until now the process would have involved a court order which in my view provided a much needed safeguard.

Despite huge efforts by the professional accounting body, the ICAEW, to raise awareness of the issue, I am absolutely staggered that only 4,580 people have signed the petition so far.

Protect your future and the civil liberties of others. Read the short petition and sign now.

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