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It’s the Government tax dodging on these 2,000 civil servants

by | 3rd, May 2012

MORE than 2,000 senior public sector officials are being paid through private companies rather than the government’s payroll in an attempt to minimise their tax bill, according to a leaked Treasury document.

What horrors, eh ? Absolutely disgusting in fact!

The disclosure follows an outcry over the practice which has allowed civil servants to save themselves tens of thousands of pounds a year in tax. The practice has cost the government millions of pounds in lost revenue.

Well, no, you can’t save tens of thousands doing this. Sure, you pay corporation tax at 26% or whatever, not income tax at 45%, at first. But you do then pay income tax minus the corporation tax already

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