From the Legal Adviser's Office 27th January 2005
War Taxes and Freedom of
Religion, Belief and Conscience
Thank you for your letter of 21 December 2004 and enclosed draft grounds which have been given careful consideration.
We respect the views of your clients and their integrity in looking for solutions to their concerns. However, for the reasons indicated in the preceding correspondence your demands cannot be met . It is considered that the established authorities do provide helpful and authoritative guidance which should be taken into account and, in any event, the present system is a fair and lawful one. We are clear that the appropriate forum for pursuing these issues is the democratic political process as opposed to seeking a one-off derogation from the long-standing basis upon which taxes are administered.
Treasury Legal Advisers