Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement that the annual paper tax return will be phased out, Judith Donovan CBE, Chair of the Keep Me Posted campaign, said:

“The Keep Me Posted campaign welcomes the fact that British tax-payers will still have the option to complete a paper self-assessment return. Many people like the protection offered by paper tax returns, particularly in light of revelations last year that five million British workers may have had their tax bills incorrectly calculated. 

“Whilst this move is a further indication of the Government’s ambitions for public services to be ‘digital-by-default’, we are pleased the change takes into account the views of the millions of workers who choose not to manage their affairs online.  We look forward to seeing further detail about how this choice will be protected.”