This is the moment you have all been waiting for.
The Mark of Fair Tax is here.
The world is now officially a better place. It is a place where you can be the proud owner of a sticker that will ward off those nasty mobs that seem to crop up outside businesses which have been accused of tax avoiding.
I am talking about those mobs who don’t listen to reason or facts. Those mobs who show up even if the business in question has offered to pay an extraordinary amount of corporation tax that isn’t due in a futile attempt to show that they mean well.
Now, what would it cost to make those mobs go away?
Well, £10m to HMRC is not enough. But, you see, it is not how much you pay, but who you pay.
More often than not these mobs have heard the opinion of a leading tax expert who is paid by a charity to spend all day promoting himself and his books in whatever way he can.
If you were to pay that tax expert to say that you aren’t avoiding tax, wouldn’t that be a good thing?
Of course it would.
And that is exactly what the Mark of Fair Tax achieves. You can pay me, Murphy Richards, to state that you have paid a fair amount of tax.
So, the world is that much better today, isn’t it?
Of course it is.