Friday, 25 September 2009

Whistleblowers



Can there be any doubt now that the Barclay Brothers are not Labour supporters?

Released just in time for the Labour Party Conference, the ideal reading matter for those long insufferable hours spent listening to how Gordon saved the world.

One aspect of the expenses scandal that has received little comment is the fact that 'expenses' - like cleaning your moat - are not taxed, the rest of us have to pay for our garden maintainence out of taxed income.

Perhaps Her Majesty's Customs and Excise have a sense of humour, for the other item released today is a new internet hotline, specially for the blogging generation....

You can now use the internet to report to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) any individuals or businesses that you believe may be evading their tax at www.hmrc.gov.uk/tax-evasion.

Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, said:

“We are committed to ensuring the tax system operates fairly and efficiently, and encourage anyone to share their information on activities they think may be unlawful. Reporting your concerns online is quick and easy. By doing so you will be helping us to catch people who are unfairly competing with honest businesses and denying funding for essential public services.

“Being able to report potential tax evasion online is just the latest step in demonstrating that for tax cheats the game is up.

“Information provided by the public is important and HMRC takes all allegations seriously.”

A full list of expense fiddling MPs can be obtained HERE - Keep 'em busy, they work for you.

Go on, you know you want to!

Please don't all press 'send' at the same time, I would hate to be responsible for crashing yet another Government web site on its first day.

19 comments:

caesars wife said...

benefit fraud :were closing in

Edgar said...

I just can't do it! This Government is so downright corrupt that anyone who manages to avoid paying due tax must be doing some good. That, alas, has to include the elected and unelected thieves themselves.

roali said...

"Perhaps Her Majesty's Customs and Excise have a sense of humour, for the other item released today is a new internet hotline, specially for the blogging generation...."

Weird that. http://www.taxevasionhotline.co.uk/ used to work just fine but no longer does. Someone forget to pay the hosting bill?

Ampers said...

Can you produce a more useful list for me, OH?

A list of every MP and Peer would be the ones to enter, not just the names of those who've been found out!

Ampers.

Old Holborn said...

Most certainly Ampers old chap

HERE

Ampers said...

Thanks, and not so much of the "old" you insolent young pup :-)

I am not even 71 yet ;-)

Ampers "creaking bones" Taylor

VotR said...

Marvellous timing. At least Brown can afford body armor for his day job during the conference, unlike the poor soldiers who had to moonlight to buy theirs.

Anonymous said...

The Barclays may not support Labour, but they are still ruining an already trashed newspaper.

They have some idiot on the Telegraph who seems to believe that running every single 'global warming' scare story pumped out by the hippies is a guaranteed way to achieve record circulation figures.

And it is. Look at the Independent!

GCooper said...

Apologies, OH - I was Anonymous (as well as somewhat OT).

Anonymous said...

O/T
Over at labourlist they've announced the results of a poll
"what was the best labour achievement?"
I nearly fell off my chair!
Please go over there and give them some stick. They deserve it.
Urban11

Anonymous said...

I've managed to avoid paying income tax for about ten years now.

Who's gonna come and get me then?

Word of warning...come well armed!

BHJ

Mandelson's Gerbil said...

Looks like OH has a book to send our esteemed Parliamentarians this Christmas.

Hopefully to their prison address.

Joe Public said...

Thank you SO much for the link.

I've reported my MP for his excessive expenses claims.

Phil Free said...

Well played Sir! I'll have some fun with this.

SO17 said...

I have been to the east coast for a week.
While I was enjoying a cup of tea watching the world go by I observed that not many people were walking straight.
Pissed or disabled was the general make up of the seaside population.
The UK is 'proper'fucked.

Rogerborg said...

I can't think of a better way to persuade the Zanu faithful that something is a manufactured conspiracy than to publish it in the Torygraph.

Not one single person who reads it was going to vote Zanu anyway.

Anonymous said...

errr testing

Rogerborg said...

It didn't work. Try again.

Neil Jones said...

“Being able to report potential tax evasion online is just the latest step in demonstrating that for tax cheats the game is up.

“Information provided by the public is important and HMRC takes all allegations seriously.”

But when these tax cheats are reported, they are reluctant to do anything about it. I would offer to do a citizens arrest, but I am not allowed into the houses of parliament to arrest the culprits, after being wrongly accused of being a terrorist under S41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, for trying to blow the whistle on the governments cover up of the Jill Dando assassination.

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