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Penalties to be points based

by mike tombs
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Drivers face disqualification from driving if they accumulate 12 or more penalty points for driving offences. The resulting ban can last from 4 to possibly 11 years depending on the gravity of the offence.   HMRC seem to think that this point based system is a good idea and they now intend to include draft clauses to the forthcoming Finance Bill that will introduce a points system covering the late filing of tax returns.   In their notes attached to the draft clauses HMRC say:   The government wishes to encourage compliance with regular return submission obligations but does not [...]