MTU Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture Invites Community Conversation

From the deep forest to data mines, a new virtual speaker series offers campus and
community fresh approaches and possible solutions to move forward toward a better

The Lives in Transition series presented by Michigan Technological University’s Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture (IPEC) runs Feb. 22 through March 17. Offered at 7 p.m. twice weekly, topics range
from the heights of the cosmos to land stewardship. 

“This series brings together leading voices on transformative change and asks them
to address all of us: to teach us what they know, help us navigate the often confusing
world around us and guide us toward making the kinds of wise choices that can help
us all move forward,” said IPEC Director Jennifer Slack, a distinguished professor of communication and cultural studies at MTU.

IPEC’s 2021 series, Justice In Transition, looked at the challenges of social, racial
and environmental injustices, acknowledging the

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MPs call on financial secretary for new independent review into HMRC policy


MPs are contacting on HM Profits & Customs (HMRC) to suspend its enforcement of the British isles government’s controversial bank loan cost plan on the foundation that there continues to be no “relevant or justified lawful basis” for it.

The instruction is showcased in a letter to Lucy Frazer, financial secretary to the Treasury, signed by users of the 245-robust All-Party Parliamentary Loan Cost and Taxpayer Fairness Team.

The letter claims: “The financial loan demand was not properly scrutinised by Parliament when launched, nor does it have any related or justified legal foundation – it must never ever have been passed and the authorities will have to now rectify this by saying a legislative modify, as well as instructing HMRC to pause any enforcement of the bank loan cost and linked accelerated payment notices.”

The 7-webpage missive also calls on Frazer to answer 10 “extensively researched” queries about the

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Tax experts call on chancellor for simpler, more affordable policy settlement terms


A team of tax legal professionals and accounting gurus are contacting on HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to think about introducing less difficult-to-recognize and more reasonably priced settlement conditions for contractors caught in-scope of the Uk government’s controversial mortgage cost policy.

In a letter to the chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, the team make the situation for HMRC to introduce a disguised remuneration settlement chance. This would, it is claimed, “promptly take care of open enquiries” by obtaining folks caught by the policy to pay back an economical proportion of the complete tax that HMRC claims contractors avoided paying by having element in disguised remuneration techniques.

As factors currently stand, HMRC has arrived at a deadlock with persons affected by the bank loan charge, the letter claimed, because lots of of those caught by the coverage have no signifies of shelling out the usually “life-changing” sums of dollars

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