Speaking as someone who was on benefits earlier this year I've no objectiion to them getting what they are due to. However, the rigmarole of threats etc that you have to go through to get your £60 or so pw is humiliating to say the least - you should try it.
the reason i'm in this snowy hell right now is because i was given a choice, take this position or get made redundant. i 'got on my bike'. but that all ends at the end of this month, so unless something changes, £60pw it is.
I shall have to pay £11k next month plus any PAYE due from my new job. So I reckon I'm entitled to a few duty frees. My brand of tax avoidance is nothing that millions of others don't do every day.
so you're entitled to avoid tax because you think you already pay enough. i bet sir phil thinks the same.
I don't think Sir Philip should be able to get away with his tax free £1.5b that's true but rules are rules
he's not getting away with anything, successive governments have decided this is the level of tax people should pay, if you don't agree with it, fine, then do something about it.
However, I don't think the government should be employing him either given the above.
quite, they probably shouldn't be dishing out knighthoods to people who they vowed to chase for dosh back in 1994 either.
When it comes to hypocrisy though the Tories are pastmasters. After all that's really what they're all about, do as I say not as I do.
indeed, a tory, earlier this week.from the tax avoiding guardian