Yesterday, the Government launched a 'study programme' to establish whether an effective General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) could be developed to form part of the UK tax system.
Just five days before England suffered its worst ever World Cup defeat, Chancellor George Osborne delivered his first budget.
The note prepared on the afternoon of Budget Day contained the main areas likely to be of interest.
The 2010 UK Government budget was handed down on 24 March.
The Budget 2010 was billed as "Securing the Recovery", but is perhaps better branded as a "Budget for First-Time Buyers".
A few years ago, enquiries and arguments over technical tax points raised by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) tended to be fairly relaxed affairs, with goodwill and a spirit of compromise being not uncommon.
The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) and the Wheels Common Investment Fund (an £8bn car industry scheme) have filed a joint claim in the VAT tribunal against HMRC.