A SHROPSHIRE and POWYS accountant is urging people to participate in new consultations about the Taxman’s proposals to triple the fine on small businesses if they fail to pay their taxes on time.

Rob Ellis, Managing Partner of Welch and Ellis, which is based in Willow Street, Oswestry, says it is vital small business owners make their views known about Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) considering introducing a sliding scale that could bring a penalty of up to 15 per cent of a company’s outstanding tax bill.