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....The National Audit Office said the contract sealed by ministers last September with EDF to construct the country’s first new atomic reactors in two decades would provide “uncertain strategic and economic benefits”. Further, Brexit and Theresa May’s decision to quit an EU nuclear treaty could make the situation even worse, by triggering taxpayer compensation for EDF or a more generous deal for the French state-controlled company. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Royal Bank of Scotland is to cut 443 jobs in Britain as the bank moves its team that arranges loans for small businesses to India. The taxpayer-controlled bank said that the roles would transfer to Mumbai, to be included in the group’s growing team there, as part of a restructuring designed to cut costs, first reported in the Mail on Sunday. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... “We think that that would hurt the economy,” he told Sanders, “that would ruin liquidity in the market. What we are focused on is safe and prudent regulation for the large banks so we don’t have taxpayer risk. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The European Union authorities seem to be making up the rules on banking bailouts as they go along. The latest Italian example – the winding-up of Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza – drives a coach and horses through the idea that taxpayers must be spared financial punishment, as far as possible, when lenders can’t fund themselves. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The Treasury then passed the risk to Chinese investors and French contractors. The risk proved so great that these backers swiftly passed it back to the Treasury and future British taxpayers and energy users, in loan guarantees and sky-high prices. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In this scenario, according to the report, this would see means-testing introduced for those with an annual income of £30,000 or more. A compromise solution would be to means-test the state pension gradually for higher-rate taxpayers from 2019. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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State pension BOMBSHELL: Payments 'to be MEANS-TESTED for high-earners to stop crisis' image
....In this scenario, according to the report, this would see means-testing introduced for those with an annual income of £30,000 or more. A compromise solution would be to means-test the state pension gradually for higher-rate taxpayers from 2019. ...
Italy's €17bn bank job: self-preservation at a long-term EU price? | Nils Pratley image
....The European Union authorities seem to be making up the rules on banking bailouts as they go along. The latest Italian example – the winding-up of Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza – drives a coach and horses through the idea that taxpayers must be spared financial punishment, as far as possible, when lenders can’t fund themselves. ...
RBS to cut hundreds of UK jobs in move to India image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 03:48:43 PM
....Royal Bank of Scotland is to cut 443 jobs in Britain as the bank moves its team that arranges loans for small businesses to India. The taxpayer-controlled bank said that the roles would transfer to Mumbai, to be included in the group’s growing team there, as part of a restructuring designed to cut costs, first reported in the Mail on Sunday. ...
Trump could use alternate routes to roll back bank reforms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 11:00:28 AM
.... “We think that that would hurt the economy,” he told Sanders, “that would ruin liquidity in the market. What we are focused on is safe and prudent regulation for the large banks so we don’t have taxpayer risk. ...
Hinkley Point is a terrible deal. May must show courage and cancel it | Simon Jenkins image
.... The Treasury then passed the risk to Chinese investors and French contractors. The risk proved so great that these backers swiftly passed it back to the Treasury and future British taxpayers and energy users, in loan guarantees and sky-high prices. ...
Spending watchdog condemns 'risky and expensive' Hinkley Point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:08 PM
....The National Audit Office said the contract sealed by ministers last September with EDF to construct the country’s first new atomic reactors in two decades would provide “uncertain strategic and economic benefits”. Further, Brexit and Theresa May’s decision to quit an EU nuclear treaty could make the situation even worse, by triggering taxpayer compensation for EDF or a more generous deal for the French state-controlled company. ...
Paul Myners: Barclays realised taxpayer bailout would hit bonuses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 06:01:43 PM
. Barclays has paid out an estimated £18bn in bonuses since 2008, the year it raised almost £12bn to bolster its financial position and avoid a taxpayer bailout. ...
Barclays: who are the four charged bankers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 02:17:46 PM
....Roger Jenkins, 61, was once Britain’s highest-paid banker earning up to £40m a year. The former Barclays head of investment banking and investment management in the Middle East was credited with finding the investors who helped the bank escape a taxpayer bailout. ...
Senior Barclays bankers charged with fraud over credit crunch fundraising image
....This is the first time criminal action has been taken against any senior bankers for events dating to the 2008 financial crisis. At the time, Barclays raised billions of pounds from Qatar in a move that allowed the bank to avoid taking a taxpayer bailout. ...
Should you join the charge and buy an electric car? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 06:00:30 AM
.... Auto Express gave the Kia Soul EV four stars when they tested it. Kemp says one thing to consider as a private buyer is whether you can persuade your employer to offer you the chance to buy the car via a salary sacrifice scheme, which can bring the cost down hugely if you are a higher rate taxpayer. ...
British workers are missing out on ‘buy one, get one free’ pension offer image
.... Some companies offer to partly match extra payments you make into your pension, and if so you’d be a fool not to take them. A basic-rate taxpayer who pays £50 a month into AVCs sees only £40 come off their pay packet, while for a higher-rate taxpayer, putting in £100 a month costs just £60. ...
UK student loan debt soars to more than £100bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 11:12:28 AM
.... “This is meaningless for students and graduates as individuals. It is a public policy and taxpayer issue. ...
One love, one aim … finding the best way to donate to victims of the terror attacks image
....Another easy way to ensure as much of your money as possible reaches its intended recipients is to make a Gift Aid declaration on your charitable donation form. If you are a UK taxpayer, regardless of the rate of tax you pay, charities can then claim an extra 25p for every £1 given. ...
Democrats say Dodd-Frank repeal is 'wrong choice' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:42:41 PM
....Senator Sherrod Brown, the Democrat who heads the banking committee in the Senate, has said he is open to loosening rules for smaller community banks. But he lambasted the House measure, calling it "partisan, dangerous legislation [that] would once again leave families, seniors and service members at the mercy of predatory lenders, and put taxpayers back on the hook to pay for Wall Street's greed and recklessness. ...
Santander and RBS haunted by ghost of financial crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 06:00:26 PM
. The shadow of the 2008 financial crisis loomed over the banking sector again on Wednesday when a Spanish lender was rescued from collapse by Santander and Royal Bank of Scotland racked up a £1bn bill to end a legal battle sparked by the bailouts by UK taxpayers nearly a decade ago. ...
How will the General Election affect your money? Pensions, savings and tax compared  image
....This helps workers keep more of their earnings, and also helps low income earners, including pensioners. Tom Selby, senior analyst at wealth advisers AJ Bell, said: “Around 24 million basic-rate taxpayers are set to be £33 a year better off, with higher-rate taxpayers gaining £208 in total. ...
RBS court case called off but some investors still refuse settlement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:58:42 AM
.... Nash said he expected a significant number of the 13% yet to sign up would do so. The bailed-out bank offered to double the amount of compensation agreed with shareholders who lost out when they backed the rights issue, which took place six months before the bank teetered on the brink of collapse and required a £45bn taxpayer bailout. ...
Some RBS investors still refuse settlement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:29:00 AM
....The dispute centres on RBS's decision, during the financial crisis, to ask shareholders for billions of pounds worth of funds after it bought Dutch rival ABN Amro. Shortly afterwards, the government was forced to prop up the bank with £45bn of taxpayers' money to save it from collapse. ...
Fred Goodwin escapes high court appearance as RBS settles lawsuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:50:13 AM
....New funding is needed after Trevor Hemmings, the football club owner and businessman who had previously been funding the case, accepted the offer. Goodwin has kept a low profile since leaving RBS at the time of its taxpayer bailout in October 2008. ...
RBS reaches settlement with shareholders image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 10:37:18 AM
.... . Shortly after the rights issue in 2008, RBS was bailed out with £45bn taxpayers' money. ...
Donald Trump unveils plan to privatize 'antiquated' air traffic control system image
....“At its core, our new plan will dramatically improve America’s air traffic control system by turning it over to a self-financing, nonprofit organisation,” the president said. “This new entity will not need taxpayer money, which is very shocking when people hear that. ...
Highest rate taxpayers at record level image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 08:14:15 AM
. A record number of people are paying the highest rate of income tax, but remain a fraction of total taxpayer numbers. ...
Income tax: Record numbers paying top rate of 45p image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Other figures in the HMRC report show the number of basic rate taxpayers has remained steady over the last four years and is expected to be . ...
Banks 'rebuilding reputation' after crash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:03:44 PM
....Its score places it higher than the utilities sector, but below that of technology companies. The Nationwide Building Society tops the list, with taxpayer-owned RBS at the bottom. ...
Why help to buy is no help at all to the economy | Jeffrey Frankel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 09:54:25 AM
....Another way the US has long subsidised housing debt is through the huge quasi-government mortgage underwriters Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Both were privately owned but had an implicit government guarantee from taxpayers, a classic case of moral hazard. ...
RBS investors urged to settle case with bailed-out bank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 02:23:52 PM
. Thousands of private investors who claim they were misled by Royal Bank of Scotland and its former chief executive Fred Goodwin into investing in the bank before it was rescued by the taxpayer are being urged to settle their legal case. ...
RBS investors ready to settle share sale legal dispute image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 10:24:46 AM
.... . Shortly afterwards, the government was forced to prop up the bank with £45bn of taxpayers' money to save it from collapse. ...
Tax on test: do Britons pay more than most? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
....VAT, at 23%, is also higher than in many other European countries. The Irish taxpayers don’t even get an equivalent to the UK’s National Health Service for all this tax, having to pay €50-€65 for each GP visit, and €2,000 a year for family health insurance ­policies. ...
'I lived in fear of brown envelopes': being chased by the taxman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:00:04 AM
....A spokesman for HMRC told the Guardian: “HMRC is doing a great deal to help and support individuals and small businesses when completing their tax returns. We encourage all taxpayers to keep records and make sure that those records are safe. ...
RBS shareholders refuse to settle in effort to force Goodwin to take stand image
....”. Mitchell said the public deserve to hear more about what led to the bank’s £45bn taxpayer-funded bailout after it nearly collapsed in 2008. ...
Former Anglo Irish chair Seán Fitzpatrick walks free as trial collapses image
....Micheál Martin, leader of the main opposition party Fianna Fáil, also criticised the Garda Siochána for their role in the investigation into white-collar crime that he said had been proved to be “inept, negligible, wasteful and virtually redundant”. In 2009, Anglo Irish was nationalised, with the Irish taxpayer having to pay €30bn (£23bn) to rescue an institution that was once the preferred bank of builders and property speculators. ...
Thousands of protesters brand McDonald's the 'Trump of corporations' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:26:03 PM
....Workers rallied outside the new McDonald’s corporate headquarters being built in Chicago’s trendy West Loop, on the site of Oprah Winfrey’s former studios. There, Chicago alderman Carlos Ramirez Rosa charged that taxpayers subsidize McDonald’s since its workers must rely on food stamps and other public assistance. ...
Talks to avert RBS court case to continue into June image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 06:35:03 AM
....Some 15% of the group of investors who have yet to agree a settlement have died, 35% are pensioners, and 20% live abroad, according to court documents reported by Bloomberg. The bank has settled with 87% of the shareholders who brought claims relating to the 2008 rights issue, which took place six months before its £45bn taxpayer bailout. ...
Sean FitzPatrick cleared as Anglo Irish trial collapses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 01:04:32 PM
.... A month later, the bank was nationalised after it was brought to the brink of collapse. The move cost Irish taxpayers about 30bn euros (£23. ...
Last-ditch RBS talks continue as court is adjourned for a second day image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 08:55:34 AM
.... But it is thought the bailed-out bank is offering about £200m to the 9,000 private shareholders and a handful of major City institutions over their claim that they were misled during the £12bn cash call. The rights issue, at the time a record-breaking fundraising, took place six months before the £45bn taxpayer bailout of the Edinburgh-based bank that left shareholders nursing heavy losses. ...
RBS offers £200m to avert court case brought by 9,000 investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:15:06 AM
. Royal Bank of Scotland is racing to avert a high-profile court case by offering £200m in compensation to thousands of investors who claim they were misled into buying the bank’s shares in the run-up to its taxpayer bailout. ...
RBS court battle with investors adjourned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 12:12:00 AM
....RBS has been loss-making ever since its £45. 5bn bailout at the height of the crisis and remains 72% taxpayer-owned. ...
RBS shareholders take battle over cash call to high court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:03:31 PM
....Along with other directors, the disgraced former RBS chief executive Fred Goodwin will be forced to defend accusations that investors were misled into buying shares in the Edinburgh-based bank. Barring an eleventh-hour settlement, the case will open in London’s high court and will require top bankers to give evidence in court for the first time since the bank was bailed out with taxpayers’ cash in 2008. ...
Car loans, low rates, second mortgages: all the ingredients for a new credit crunch image
....This week, Royal Bank of Scotland will be transported back to those calamitous days of 2008. A high court judge will begin hearing a claim for compensation from investors who backed a £12bn cash call by RBS in April 2008 – only for the Edinburgh-based institution to be bailed out by taxpayers six months later. ...
Five minute guide to investing in the UK's big banks image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Money back . There was public fury at having to bail out the profligate banks, but Chancellor Philip Hammond claims taxpayers have now recovered every penny spent on Lloyds, through selling off the shares to investors, plus £400million from dividend income. ...
Paul Polman: ‘I could boost Unilever shares. But cutting costs is not our way’ image
.... Then there’s the fact that debt remains extraordinary cheap, and thus tax-efficient for the corporate borrower. With an obvious reference to Kraft, whose Brazilian billionaire backers at 3G have usually funded their takeovers with huge borrowings, he says: “To buy a company by overleveraging it, and having the taxpayer pay for it in deductions on income tax, doesn’t strike me as in the best interest of a country. ...
Government may fund South African mine that would compete with Adani image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 12:27:03 AM
....It would have the advantage of being much closer to India, saving a week of shipping time compared with Australia’s coal ports. A new report, African White Elephant: Should Australian taxpayers finance a South African coal mine?, has questioned the rationale of the Efic loan. ...
Ex-RBS boss Fred Goodwin returns to spotlight in £520m court battle image
....Goodwin is scheduled to appear at the high court over two days starting on the day of the general election, 8 June. It will be the first time Goodwin has been forced to publicly account for the bank’s £45bn taxpayer bailout since politicians on the Treasury select committee questioned him in February 2009. ...
How to measure success in the world of megaprojects | Jane Dudman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 06:09:48 AM
. Crossrail, HS2, Hinkley Point C nuclear power station: three massive infrastructure projects, costing billions of taxpayers’ money, and all subject to controversial and time-consuming debate before getting the go-ahead. ...
National Grid boss says Labour plan will stall green energy drive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:00:40 PM
.... Its market capitalisation is about £38bn, including its US business. “To spend tens of billions of taxpayer money on nationalisation I’m just not convinced would be in the interest of taxpayers nor of energy consumers going forward,” he told the Guardian. ...
Trump pulls trigger on Nafta negotiations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:43:32 PM
....He has also slapped tariffs on Canadian lumber and took to Twitter to talk about Canadian pricing of dairy products. And on Thursday, the Commerce Department said it would investigate claims by Boeing that its Canadian aerospace rival Bombardier is unfairly subsidised by taxpayers and has been selling planes below cost in the US. ...
RBS settlement has left business couple feeling 'gutted' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:48:53 PM
....The case was initially funded by a large inheritance, but the couple then turned to a litigation funder, which invested in the case in the hope of securing high returns if the case was settled. In a statement RBS said: "We have a duty to act in the best interests of all of our shareholders, including the UK taxpayer. ...
Mersey feat: world's biggest wind turbines go online near Liverpool image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 05:30:46 AM
.... Eight further projects already under construction will add more than half that capacity again. But ministers have made it clear that the industry must keep cutting costs if the technology, the only large renewable energy source backed by the Conservatives, is to continue earning taxpayer support. ...
Vodafone pulls out of £20m naming-rights deal for West Ham stadium image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 09:34:00 AM
....5m in rent per year, West Ham is due to receive 40% of E20’s naming rights revenue over £4m a year. The naming rights deal is seen as crucial to making the complex sums around the taxpayer funded stadium add up. ...
General election 2017: Labour 'plans water industry nationalisation' image
.... . They have been clear that they will increase income tax for the wealthiest 5% of taxpayers earning more than £80,000 a year and increase corporation tax by 19% to 26%. ...
Final taxpayer shares in Lloyds Banking Group to be sold off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 02:28:48 PM
....The government is expected to sell off its remaining shares in Lloyds Banking Group in the coming week, marking a watershed moment for the sector after the financial crisis. Eight years after pumping in £20bn to prevent the bank from collapsing, taxpayers will no longer own any shares in an institution that was created in the depths of the financial crisis when Lloyds TSB rescued HBOS. ...
Inside the new Battersea Power Station image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 07:00:41 AM
.... He said it “will deliver hundreds of new homes at prices that low and middle-income households can genuinely afford . without a single penny of taxpayers’ subsidy”. ...
Could this general election be the UK's most expensive? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 12:16:58 PM
. Holding the 8 June general election is expected to cost the taxpayer more than £143m, the BBC understands. ...
Labour would scrap rises in pension age image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 02:59:31 PM
....A separate set of calculations from the Government Actuary looked at the possibility of an eventual switch to 70, which would affect young people now in their 20s. The other question over the Labour Party's thinking would be cost, because the point of the changes to pension ages was to save the taxpayer billions of pounds. ...
The Tory energy cap is not a policy. It’s a confession | Owen Jones image
.... Many Tory voters advocate renationalisation, as does rightwing polemicist Peter Hitchens. The taxpayer spends more on the privatised system than in the days of British Rail; ticket prices are among the highest in the world; journeys are overcrowded; and whatever improvements have taken place have been underwritten by the state. ...
Noel Edmonds demands £73m compensation over HBOS fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 10:12:13 AM
....The court heard that Scourfield gave inappropriate loans to businesses, which allowed Mills and his associates to profit from high consultancy fees, while the banker was rewarded with foreign cruises and sex parties. Edmonds’ move comes as Horta-Osório prepares for Lloyds’ annual general meeting on Thursday, days before the government will be able to claim that the 43% shareholding bought by taxpayers to rescue the bank in 2008 has been entirely sold off. ...
RBS cuts hundreds of technology jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 12:53:52 PM
.... An additional 38 new roles will be created in India. National officer Rob MacGregor said: "Unite cannot understand how RBS, which continues to be taxpayer backed, can justify hundreds more staff cuts and continue transferring important work out of the country. ...
Labour's stealth pension tax RAID: Corbyn's plans set to hit retirement savers  image
....This is because tax relief is based on income tax rates. Under the current system, people are encouraged to save for retirement with tax relief on contributions - higher rate taxpayers, benefit from higher tax relief. ...
Federal budget 2017: the 10 graphs you need to see | Greg Jericho image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:39:56 AM
.... Yes such people will now be paying an extra 0. 5% points on the Medicare levy, but so will most other taxpayers, and no one else is getting an income tax cut to more than offset the impact. ...
​Enemies of the state​:​ the 40-year Tory project to shrink public services image
.... Thames Water is owned by shifting international investors, whose sealed, ambiguous contracts include Chinese corporations supervised by the Communist party, although cheaper finance could be raised by the British state. The National Audit Office is rightly anxious about the taxpayer’s huge liabilities, but Tideway managed to frighten ministers with warnings of raw sewage spilling into the Thames. ...
Euro slips after Macron wins French presidency image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 09:50:10 PM
....The biggest of them is Germany. It is easy to portray integration as putting German taxpayers' money at risk to pay for irresponsible public spending policies in less prudent eurozone countries. ...
Women make up same proportion of UK high earners as six years ago image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 11:01:11 PM
....The proportion of British women classed as high earners has not changed in the past six years, despite a drive to increase the number of women in senior roles, research shows. Women accounted for just over 25% of higher-rate taxpayers in each of the past six financial years, according to HM Revenue & Customs data obtained from Clyde & Co law firm. ...
US budget: No cash for Trump's wall in budget deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 06:26:01 AM
....Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement. "The bill ensures taxpayer dollars aren't used to fund an ineffective border wall, excludes poison-pill riders, and increases investments in programs that the middle-class relies on. ...
Labour pledges 'tougher' standards for rented houses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 05:41:38 AM
....Mr Healey said the introduction of "proper minimum standards" would put renters "back in control". "Most landlords provide decent homes that tenants are happy with, but these rogue landlords are ripping off both renters and the taxpayer by making billions from rent and housing benefit letting out sub-standard homes," he said. ...
Social media giants 'shamefully far' from tackling illegal content image
....The MPs said it was "unacceptable" that social media companies relied on users to report content, saying they were "outsourcing" the role "at zero expense". Yet the companies expected the police - funded by the taxpayer - to bear the costs of keeping them clean of extremism. ...
May Day report by MPs damns growing UK gig economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:13 PM
.... It also highlighted that forcing people into self-employment as couriers, taxi drivers and other roles, rather than taking them on as employees, was depriving the state of badly needed tax revenues and creating an extra burden on the welfare system. “Companies in the gig economy are free-riding on the welfare state, avoiding all their responsibilities to profit from this bogus ‘self-employed’ designation while ordinary taxpayers pick up the tab,” said Field. ...
Blow to savers as Premium Bond prizes are slashed by £7m image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 10:40:00 PM
....98 per cent, you could still be one of the many that don’t get any return at all. “If you’re attracted by the ‘tax free’ feature of prizes, keep in mind a basic rate taxpayer can now earn £1,000 a year in interest without having to pay tax. ...

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