Sunday, 15 February 2015

All Together

HM Revenue & Customs say that tax evasion costs the UK economy £34bn a year and figures from the Department of Work and Pensions put the total amount of money lost to benefit fraud was around £2bn a year.
A goldfish and a bank account in your dogs name in Switzerland to anyone who can guess which of these the Government has put the most resources and media advertising into combating.

A cleaner confessed to benefits fraud of £25,000 while a wealthy property dealer and Football Club Chairman was found to have hid a six-figure sum from the taxman.
A cigar and a HSBC computer mouse-mat to anyone who can guess which one got a 7 month prison sentence and which one got a penalty of 10% of the amount in return for anonymity.

Ian Duncan Smith, the current Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has ordered a crackdown on 'people that take money for doing nothing from hard working taxpayers which makes my blood boil'.
A buff coloured envelope stuffed with used tenners if you can guess which politician was investigated by the House of Commons Select Committee on Standards and Privileges to have claimed money from the taxpayer for his lunches, haircuts, food for his own home, a mirror for his flat, his laundry and his underwear and dubious salary claims made on behalf of his wife that were paid out of the public purse which the Committee described as 'inappropriate'.

All in it together remember.

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