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Mr Shoe last won the day on February 5 2016

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  1. It's a Dogs life...

    How do the Police know it's poison and not laxative?
  2. It's a Dogs life...

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest the dog in question barks all day/night and that the owner does nothing about it.
  3. Public Sector Pension Liability

    Sorry - I had meant to add that, while possible, this would be despicable.
  4. Public Sector Pension Liability

    Not quite true. This belief is because of the tax free allowance (7,500?) followed by the 10,500 at the lower rate has always meant the lower paid aren't overly affected by tax changes. If you left the tax rates alone, but seriously reduced those figures, the tax take would be huge. In fact, scrap the first and halve the second one (and throw in an NI hike) and you could cover the pension gap without raising the tax rates. There are a million ways to take money off the general public to give to the public sector.
  5. MHK suggests media should be gagged

    Yes. Of course. Very well spotted!! (zero sarcasm btw)
  6. Public Sector Pension Liability

    Halving the personal allowance combined with 15% and 30% tax bands might get you more than half way there. A total guesstimate - only the Treasury have the numbers to truly work it out. And you have to fund it from the lower paid/regular employees. They should call it the Gravy Tax.
  7. Public Sector Pension Liability

    At the end of each financial year my family always has £3,500 left over. We try to spend it, we really do. And this is what will be needed to prop up the PSCS Pensions once the Reserves are gone. Where do I send the cheque?
  8. Public Sector Pension Liability

    I remember looking at the graph of approaching retiree ages in an IOMG report a couple(?) of years back. It gets worse before it gets better. For quite a number of years. Which Minister would propose this (or anything sensible)? Thomas can retire next year. Quayle can retire in 4 (Seriously, is he really only 51?!) They're all of-an-age. Cannan might do something if he got the chance. But he couldn't push it through without support.
  9. Public Sector Pension Liability

    Once the available Reserves are gone, I believe the State Pension Fund will be raided as a first step. Followed by a small reduction in benefits for the PS/CS Pensions (to shut people up). But ultimately a rise in tax of around 10% for the common people. Whether that's via just Income Tax, a rise in NI or other stealth taxes remains to be seen. Frankly, "giving" our Reserves to a single group of people amounts to theft. But alas, that's not what the legislation calls it.
  10. Public Sector Pension Liability

    He's around retirement age, isn't he? I'm sure he's REALLY interested in limiting his own pension
  11. Public Sector Pension Liability

    The people who should/could make this kind of decision are the ones about to receive the PSP. So good luck with that.
  12. Where's Allan Bell

    Unless there was a conflict of interest arising from his days as CM. I'd be disappointed if he became a consultant for Barclays or the Sefton or Pinewood....or HMRC - they arguably got the most out of us thanks to him
  13. Where's Allan Bell

    Jeez - I thought I was cynical I guess even Rupert Murdoch was nice to his cat.
  14. Where's Allan Bell

    If you think Allan has left the Island on a sound economic footing then I can totally understand why you'd be happy with him. But someone, somewhere thought it was clever to continually try and abuse the VAT agreement. Films, aircraft, whatever. I personally think AB was an awful, totally inept CM and, ultimately, will have ruined the lives of many, many ordinary people.
  15. Where's Allan Bell

    Dupe. I'd like to thank diligaf for taking the time to point that out.