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  1. 6 hours ago, wrighty said:

    Broadest backs, greatest burden - this means the tax system should be progressive, which it is. 

    I was under the impression it was a flat rate of 20% for earnings over the personal allowance (which is what £10-£11K ish now?).

    Unless you qualify for the tax cap in which case it's likely to be considerably less than 20%. 

  2. 5 hours ago, wrighty said:

    I think my analogy was reasonably valid - you promised to pay your builder £10000, he spent accordingly, and at the end you say you're only paying £2500.  The high-end pensioner has been promised £300000, spent accordingly, and now you say he's only getting £75000.  It's not just.  Now if that hypothetical high-end pensioner is about half-way through his working career, and he's told the £300000 is not going to happen, it'll be £150000 instead - start spending/saving appropriately, then that's reasonable.

    As for the age analogy, it's the same.  you can't say to someone aged 64 11/12, due to retire in a month, that he has to carry on until 70, but it's not unreasonable to tell 60 year olds that it's 66 instead of 65, 55 year olds that it's 67, 50 year olds that it's 68 etc...

    The problem with your analogy Wrighty is this, the "spent accordingly" of the government high roller has been spent on him/herself, whereas the "spent accordingly" of the builder has been spent on the customer's kitchen.

    My old mate Wooley is completely correct (he's obviously developed some sense in my absence) If somebody earning enough to qualify for a £300K lump sum can't struggle by with £75K windfall and £25K pension till they drop, then what hope is there for the rest of us?

    I do have some sympathy for your predicament, but we live in times of austerity, and although it would be nice to honor a commitment to pay someone who's been in receipt of a 3 figure salary for many years previous their King's ransom lump sum, such largess is no longer affordable.  

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  3. Read the thread Notwell, you got me wrong, admittedly aided by my poor choice of words but you got me wrong. I know guys who do cash jobs, lets leave it at that - do I know whether they declare that cash, no I don't, we're both men of the world.

     

    Back on topic though - I could be Ken Dodd's accountant and that still wouldn't even come close to justifying why the IOM should stand by and watch people in dire need suffer or perish in the Mediterranean. Why we should fail to find the merest scrap of humanity between us.

     

    This is something I feel very strongly about and the way you've wrongly interpreted something I wrote six months ago doesn't begin to justify our shameful lack of action in this area.

  4. Done it. It's there in black and white "obviously I know people that do"

     

    Obvious really

    OK and a few posts later, after you'd taken that differently to how it was intended I said

     

    "Poor choice of words, nothing more. I know people who prefer to be paid in cash for some jobs - do I know whether they declare that cash? No. Do I have any way of knowing? No."

     

    Seems pretty clear to me. Do I know people who avoid taxes? Statistically I probably do (and just so you don't similarly take that the wrong way, no I don't know who they are specifically)

     

    I know a couple of guys serving time in the Jurby Hilton too, does that make me a criminal?

     

    I know a guy who got locked up for having indecent images of children on his computer, does that make me a pedophile?

     

    I used to work with a fella from Munich, does that make me German?

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  5. I did at the time quote it and your were furiously back tracking. It was embarrassing for you.

    It didn't happen and we both know it. You're refusing to quote it (as predicted) I also predict the "plenty" you mentioned that agreed won't show up and verify what you say, you don't have the intellect to embarrass anyone but yourself. You sir, are a liar.

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  6. Nope. You 100% said you knew people doing cash jobs. To be fair you never said you did them (I'm sure you never have done..) .

     

    You then tried to back track. It was a touch uncomfortable for you. But don't deny it.

     

    As I said at the time (and plenty agreed) someone who works in the building trade shouldn't be lecturing on tax avoidance.

     

    You should be on at the Villa as a fluffer for Al Murray on Wednesday

    Pure fantasy, you're a liar - it doesn't matter how many times you say it, it doesn't make it true. Everything I've said on this forum is on the record, feel free to quote it.

  7. All I remember is you clumsily trying to make me admit that I knew people in my line of work who dodged taxes, you failed then and you've failed now. Please feel free to quote anything I've ever written on this forum (unless you conveniently can't be bothered.)

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    Don't know the answer to all this. On one side it would be lovely to take in some safe families and help them start there life again. As a civilised society we should be thinking of doing that. On the other hand we have no houses free and long waiting lists for the same. Bearing in mind we have a static population that becomes a massive problem. Also the schools are overflowing now with too big class sizes already and I'm sure there struggling to cater for the different nationalities. Then you get on to the health services and what seems to be a acute problem to get anywhere near acceptable standards of care in most if not all areas. I've first hand experience of waiting lists and even something like eye Consultancy is 2 years and mental health services .which you would imagine might be needed has a 8/9 months waiting list for physiologists . I'm sure there's many other issues . So what's the answer .I really don't know if honest but it's not as simple as just taking them in as to do that we have to be able to offer them a decent new start in life and it would seem we can't at the moment as we can't take care of our own. Maybe if we withdrew the overseas aid payment and used that to help some that would help but still doesn't get near in improving the lot of our own

    I've never heard so much rubbish in my life. If we don't have sufficient social housing, if we can't afford to educate children or treat the sick then one of two things need to happen; either the Government need to spend less money on other things, or it needs to raise more money via taxation. How anybody could think that the best way to do this is to remove the food from a starving child's mouth is completely beyond me!

     

    We already give a pitiful amount to overseas aid, many times less as a percentage of GDP than most, if not all other developed countries and far below internationally agreed guidelines.

     

    If you think that we can't offer refugees a "decent new start in life" because of the problems you state, then I would go and live in Syria for a while and then see what you think.

     

    It amazes and saddens me that as a nation we are only too accepting of uncosted tax breaks for millionaires, yet think the concept of helping people in dire need, is a bridge too far.

    To be fair if your line of work wasn't dodging so much tax we could give more. Remember you told us all that.

     

    Told you all what?

  9. Don't know the answer to all this. On one side it would be lovely to take in some safe families and help them start there life again. As a civilised society we should be thinking of doing that. On the other hand we have no houses free and long waiting lists for the same. Bearing in mind we have a static population that becomes a massive problem. Also the schools are overflowing now with too big class sizes already and I'm sure there struggling to cater for the different nationalities. Then you get on to the health services and what seems to be a acute problem to get anywhere near acceptable standards of care in most if not all areas. I've first hand experience of waiting lists and even something like eye Consultancy is 2 years and mental health services .which you would imagine might be needed has a 8/9 months waiting list for physiologists . I'm sure there's many other issues . So what's the answer .I really don't know if honest but it's not as simple as just taking them in as to do that we have to be able to offer them a decent new start in life and it would seem we can't at the moment as we can't take care of our own. Maybe if we withdrew the overseas aid payment and used that to help some that would help but still doesn't get near in improving the lot of our own

    I've never heard so much rubbish in my life. If we don't have sufficient social housing, if we can't afford to educate children or treat the sick then one of two things need to happen; either the Government need to spend less money on other things, or it needs to raise more money via taxation. How anybody could think that the best way to do this is to remove the food from a starving child's mouth is completely beyond me!

     

    We already give a pitiful amount to overseas aid, many times less as a percentage of GDP than most, if not all other developed countries and far below internationally agreed guidelines.

     

    If you think that we can't offer refugees a "decent new start in life" because of the problems you state, then I would go and live in Syria for a while and then see what you think.

     

    It amazes and saddens me that as a nation we are only too accepting of uncosted tax breaks for millionaires, yet think the concept of helping people in dire need, is a bridge too far.

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  10. How many times has it happened that people have gone the wrong way, especially at Creg ny Baa?

     

    The police, historically, have been quite rubbish at the road signage in TT week, and they seem to assume everyone is an avid TT fan and knows the score and is tuned in.

    Yeah I suppose if you ignore all the no entry signs, one way signs, matrix signs and other lane of the carriageway being totally obstructed by cones then that is the case yeah.

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  11. We've help cause the situation, our annual £3million contribution to the UK's war chest has not only been responsible for the deaths of thousands but also played a part in destabilising the area from which these poor souls have fled.

    I suppose you can't expect much public spirit from a tax haven though can you, as Skela Manx Tax Lunaire moon roads has demonstrated with his typically angry responses.

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