Tag: Taxation

There’s No Pleasing Some People…

Friends of Marcus Garvey Library have raised concerns over the fact that it is going to be refurbished because this also means it is going to be made smaller. But the group were left angry after Haringey Council offered to…

Money money money

I saw this headline and had a brief moment of confusion. How on earth could the black economy make Victoria lose $620 million a year? Was all the money going abroad or interstate? I read on to find out and…

Politics of the first resort

I wish I could say that I find the reaction of this politician surprising. Google has refused to explain why it paid just $74,176 in Australian tax last year, despite making an estimated $1 billion in revenue from the Australian…

That didn’t take long

Back at blogging for only a couple of days and already someone has destroyed another cognitive dissonance meter. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, [Permanent Secretary for Tax at HMRC] Dave Hartnett says that householders have a duty to…

Mary Portas’s plans for our high streets

On December 12, the Telegraph alerted the nation to a report by Mary Portas which contains 28 recommendations for our high streets. James Hall, the Telegraph‘s Consumer Affairs Editor, wrote (emphases mine): Years of “erosion, neglect and mismanagement” have left…

Taking it from behind

A alternative history of the Earth in reverse chronological order, but lacking the wholesome triumphs of socialism and political correctness. 1945 – present day. Imperial Japan surrenders to Allied forces in the far East, the Third Reich lies in ruins…

Spot the difference

There are those who claim that a payment only counts as ‘tax’ if it is paid to the government and dismiss my notion that there is such a thing as ‘privately collected tax’. So can anybody tell me what the…