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sammy
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Posted - 04/02/2008 :  16:28:26  Show Profile Send sammy a Private Message
No future for Hart-Davis as HMRC ad man

The face of the 'Tax doesn't have to be taxing' campaign will not be used in future adverts

The front man of the 'Tax doesn't have to be taxing' advertising campaign, Adam Hart-Davis, will not be used in future HM Revenue & Customs adverts after criticising the taxman in a radio interview.

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Alan the Geordie
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Posted - 04/02/2008 :  17:21:25  Show Profile Send Alan the Geordie a Private Message
I have always enjoyed Adam Hart-Davis's TV programmes and was disappointed to see him fronting the HMRC adverts.

I am absolutely delighted that he has now spoken-out against the over-complexity of this absurd shambles that we all know and love so much!

Well done Adam and thank you!

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English: "Hello, fancy coming for a drink?"
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sammy
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Posted - 04/02/2008 :  18:42:35  Show Profile Send sammy a Private Message
I agree Al, it must have been a difficult situation after all they have been paying him for 5-years and at a guess easy work/money. Yet he still decided to broadcast his critism, and must have known the consequences.
I must admit the ad did raise my blood pressure, as I'm sure it did thousands of others.

HMRC ****ed up again with their latest website crash. They then sack the juggler, rather than the promoter.

I suggest they use mickey mouse for their next ad campaign.
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Ali M-W
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Posted - 09/02/2008 :  09:34:38  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
Just to throw in here that the 'Money with your name on it' campaign cost £9 million pounds.

Does anyone know what it costs to promote tax credits to the scared and unwilling these days?

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Ali M-W
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Posted - 11/02/2008 :  08:13:16  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
The best advert for Tax Credits would be to get them properly sorted out and right. Dunno why they don't invest properly in that, rather than pointless ads.

Who do you reckon should take over as HMRC ad man?

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Alan the Geordie
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Posted - 11/02/2008 :  12:09:25  Show Profile Send Alan the Geordie a Private Message
>>Who do you reckon should take over as HMRC ad man?>>

Since Peter Sellers is no longer with us I would say either John Cleese (as Basil Fawlty) or Rowan Atkinson (as Mr Bean)


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Ali M-W
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Posted - 13/02/2008 :  07:38:00  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
A career revival for the disgraced and unpopular Michael Barrimore, perhaps? Certainly there's an association there...

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Ali M-W
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Posted - 02/05/2008 :  08:20:51  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
We now have Moira Steward telling us 'tax doesn't have to be taxing'.

And 'tax credits don't have to be credits' either, it seems...

Morpheus: … as long as there is a single breath in his body he'll never give up… and neither can we.
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PJD
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Posted - 07/05/2008 :  01:38:26  Show Profile Send PJD a Private Message
Carol vordaman! we would need her maths skills to work out entitlement
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n/a
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Posted - 08/05/2008 :  18:23:00  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
Good suggestion Paula, given the sharks she ads for know I cant imagine she wouldn't loose any sleep over it.

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Mahatma Gandhi
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Alan the Geordie
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Posted - 08/05/2008 :  19:25:08  Show Profile Send Alan the Geordie a Private Message
I think Kermit & the rest of The Muppets would be appropriate to represent HMRC.

Apathy rules OK - so why do I bother?
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auntieh
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Posted - 08/05/2008 :  20:40:48  Show Profile Send auntieh a Private Message
Oh I like Kermit! I always thought he was one of the good guys. I think he would be most upset to be associated with a shambles like HMRC. Miss Piggy might sort them out though!

"You can dress a pig in a suit but you can't stop it grunting"
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Ali M-W
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Posted - 17/05/2008 :  07:02:49  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
Talking of Muppets, let's try and sort the HMRC Muppets out! Get TCC more publicity:

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This would help us win and get TCC better known to help others...

Help us to help you!


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