Tories could cut a fifth of staff at department that chases tax dodgers, union warns

Tories could cut a fifth of staff at department that chases tax dodgers, union warns

17:09, 18 May 2015
By Dan Bloom

The FDA union claims HMRC will lose up to 15,000 of its 64,000 staff – despite having to find an extra £5bn by cracking down on tax avoidance

Axe: HMRC could face huge job cuts – but George Osborne wants staff to tackle tax avoidance

Tory cuts could axe more than a fifth of staff at the department in charge of chasing tax dodgers, a union has warned.

It’s claimed HM Revenue and Customs will lose out as new waves of cuts spread across Whitehall, ditching up to 100,000 jobs.

That’s despite HMRC being in charge of a new tax avoidance crackdown that George Osborne claims will net Britain £5bn.

Dave Penman, general secretary of the FDA civil service union, says HMRC will suffer because other departments like education, health and foreign aid are better-protected.

And it won’t be able to track down tax dodgers without investing in expensive experts, he warned.

He told Mirror Online: “Tax avoidance is just one part of HMRC but it’s a critical one.

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Street Democracy writes:

Our Tory ‘principles of the age’ are depraved, filled with unclean wisdom, a biased favouritism and a total cataclysm of our social and political democracy.

The lobbyist’s who paid millions into the Tory ‘general election’ piggy bank, want they’re financial payback.

Their reward is to be able to continue dodging tax payments by the millions and with less staff hounding their complicated private economic system, fraudulent tax dodging can commence unchallenged.

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Corporate wealth has replaced our voting system for money as these millionaires run our centralised power.

Favouring themselves, legalizing money trafficking and biased principles favouring corporatisation hierarchy enshrined into biased rich favouring law is now so obvious they may as well just admit it.

With a fanatical commitment, venal economic elite, with their banded powers of corporate principles have rigged Tory policies to favour themselves.get-attachment-405-587x402

Our government is enmeshed with a culture of privilege, power, wealth and entitlements and with blind obedience the Tory puppet MP’s are too willingly obliging.

It is so obvious.

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They’re not cutting staff surrounding the ‘Bedroom Tax’, to chase rent arrears from the poorest.

Another grotesque pantheon completely devoid of moral fibre corporate elites financial manoeuvres work our governmental system like a playing a fiddle.

Our democracy serves the corporate oligarchs.

Our democracy favours concentrated wealth and our system is most radically anti-democratic.

By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy.

Atos and G4S pay no corporation tax despite profiting billions pounds worth of public sector!

Atos and G4S pay no corporation tax despite profiting from billions pounds worth of public sector contracts, as auditors warn of ‘crisis of confidence’ over private contractors

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Picture displayed by Street Democracy showing you the corrupt corporate thugs at work!

Private contractors carrying out billions of pounds worth of Government work face a “crisis of confidence” from the public, the National Audit Office (NAO) said, as it emerged that two of them paid no corporation tax last year.

The public spending watchdog highlighted a number of investigation it has carried out into alleged abuses by contractors such as Atos, G4S, Serco and Capita, and said much more openness was needed if the taxpayer was to be convinced that they are getting a good deal.

Two reports published by the NAO today found that, between them, these four biggest suppliers hold contracts with the Government that are worth around £4.5 billion. The total value of all the work they carried out last year for the public sector was estimated to cost £6.6 billion.

Despite this, the report revealed that Atos and G4S paid no corporation tax at all in the UK in 2012, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Capita only paid £50-£56 million, while Serco paid £25 million in tax.

The NAO revealed that the profit margins made by four companies on their public sector work averaged around 5 per cent. While this is slightly lower than the typical margins to which a FTSE100 company might operate, they work on the basis of highly valuable, stable and often much longer-term contracts.

Corporate Welfare – Fortune 100 Companies Have Received a Whopping $1.2 Trillion in Corporate Welfare Recently

Fortune 100 Companies Have Received a Whopping $1.2 Trillion in Corporate Welfare Recently

‘Most of us are aware that the government gives mountains of cash to powerful corporations in the form of tax breaks, grants, loans and subsidies–what some have called “corporate welfare.” However, little has been revealed about exactly how much money Washington is forking over to mega businesses.

Until now.

A new venture called Open the Books, based in Illinois, was founded with a mission to bring transparency to how the federal budget is spent. And what they found is shocking: between 2000 and 2012, the top Fortune 100 companies received $1.2 trillion from the government. That doesn’t include all the billions of dollars doled out to housing, auto and banking enterprises in 2008-2009, nor does it include ethanol subsidies to agribusiness or tax breaks for wind turbine makers.’

Read more: Fortune 100 Companies Have Received a Whopping $1.2 Trillion in Corporate Welfare Recently

Google Hit With 1 Billion Tax Bill! WOW!

Google hit with a ONE BILLION euro tax bill in France after tax inspectors’ search web giant’s Paris offices

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Street Democracy writes:

This is the massification of corporate power that hovers over our society. The darkest foundations of corporate corruption is their never ending, never paying, their tax bills.

They are the ‘shadow government’, they are the powers behind the law and we are witnessing a silent corporate ‘coup ‘d ‘etat’, a creeping totalitarianism or corporate controlling all the state.

They steal natural resources, hoard hundreds of thousands of acres of land, hoard all the important buildings and leave land scarcity for the rest of us. They purposely raise property prices out pricing all locals.

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Our precious planet is constantly exposed to land grabbing greedy rich elites, who aggressively steal and hoard her natural resources. Raping, pillaging and plundering her delicate eco system and bio-diversity with the most toxic of chemicals.

Their tax paying responsibility is more important than the ordinary man or woman who do not consume half the planets resources and steal the real wealth of the planet.

We witness a malevolent form of capitalism by far, seeing them constantly pressing the extinction button every day. They certainly need to put back what they steal.

For more on the legalised tax dodging by corporate masters click here: Google hit with a ONE BILLION euro tax bill in France after tax inspectors’ search web giant’s Paris offices or continue reading.

‘France’s tax authorities have launched a 1 billion euro tax claim against Google, it was reported today.

It follows financial inspectors searching the Paris offices of the internet giant in June 2011 as it investigated their accounting.

Google has reduced the amount of tax it pays in France by channelling its revenue through a Dutch-registered intermediary and then to a Bermuda-registered holding, Google Ireland Limited, before reporting it in low-tax Ireland.’

Read more: Google hit with a ONE BILLION euro tax bill in France after tax inspectors’ search web giant’s Paris offices

More Tax Dodging by Google!!!

Google could face multi-million pound bill after paying just £11.6 million in tax in 2012

‘Google is to be hit with a multi-million pound bill as the taxman steps up the fight against aggressive tax dodging in Britain.

The American internet giant is expected to pay at least £24million in backdated tax following a review of its operations by HM Revenue & Customs.

It follows an angry backlash against the company over its tiny tax bill.’

Read more: Google could face multi-million pound bill after paying just £11.6 million in tax in 2012

Irish banking world rocked as three financiers in court

‘A former chief executive of Irish Life & Permanent (IL&P) and two other former bankers will stand trial on charges of conspiring to mislead Anglo Irish Bank investors in the run-up to the banking crisis of September 2008.

One of the three men charged is Denis Casey (54) from Raheny, Dublin, who becomes the first chief executive officer (CEO) who was in charge of an Irish financial institution during the crash to have charges brought against him.

The trials will be closely watched by investors who lost out as a result of their decision to hold on to Anglo Irish Bank shares and junior bonds in the period before the bank was nationalised.’

Read more: Irish banking world rocked as three financiers in court

USTR Says Trans Pacific Partnership Must Be Kept Secret, Because The Public Is Too Stupid To Understand It

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20131210/05541825518/ustr-says-tpp-must-be-kept-secret-because-public-is-too-stupid-to-understand-it.shtml

‘While TPP negotiators had hoped to finish off the negotiations in Singapore over the past few days, it appears that did not happen, though they claim to have made substantial progress and will meet again next month. From the reports of people there, the negotiators made sure that public interest groups were excluded from even the press briefing about the negotiations, which should tell you all you need to know about what the negotiators think of the public. But, in case you weren’t sure, the USTR, Michael Froman, has finally explained why the TPP negotiating positions must be kept secret.

Apparently, all of us in the public, are too fucking stupid to understand the important work that he’s doing, and we might “misunderstand” it. Therefore, we peons must be kept in the dark, while important people like himself negotiate on our behalf. According to Jamie Love:

Froman said if the text was public, people would misunderstand “negotiating positions.”

In other words, the USTR is not a fan of democracy.

If you think the public is too stupid to understand the public policy positions you’re negotiating for, then you shouldn’t be in that job.’

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Taxpayers to pay for fracking pollution if companies go bust

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/11/taxpayers-fracking-pollution-companies

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Street Democracy writes:

To landscape our countryside with dirty corrupt capitalist’s demonic shadows. To line the horizons with heavy machinery to cannibalise and abuse our lands.

To hear these Cartel mafia corporations are getting government back hander’s of tax breaks, but now they don’t even have to take out insurance for when it goes wrong….and it will go wrong!

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Our gluttonous greed venal politicians are really slapping democracy back in the face of all local villagers and protesters alike by announcing they really don’t give a damn about public opinion.

They expect the public to bail out the banks, they can bail out the fracking industries too, as well as watching the countryside turn from green to polluted black.

Fracking is the extinction button that these globalists are willing to press to make obscene amounts of profit. They are willing to create fresh death zones upon earth for wealth accumulation, so out of control is their addiction to money.

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These soulless suits strut about with power detaching themselves with public opinion, shackling citizens to their pathways of control.

Fracking has shed light upon the dirt within government as more politicians are shown to have vested interests in the fracking industry.

Our politicians are already fondling their pockets for the money to come.

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The rampant destruction is catastrophic for our landscape, for our democracy and is showing the most social tension between our centralised authority and the people.

Our government are and is corrupt. There is no way they are listening to the people, to reason, to the educated research many have found relating to fracking.

Fracking has done more than sacrifice our lands, it is sacrificing our democracy, our politicians are sacrificing their public positions and we prepare for a failed state, a failed democracy and a failing ecosystem.

For more on this click here for The Guardian or continue reading.

‘Taxpayers will pay to clean up any pollution caused by fracking if the companies go bankrupt, after a proposal to make UK operators take out insurance against such damage was ruled out by the government.

Energy companies including Centrica-backed Cuadrilla are poised to drill shale gas wells around the country after the Treasury published draft legislation on Tuesday for tax breaks for the industry. Hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – is the controversial technique that involves pumping sand, chemicals and water underground to extract shale gas trapped in rocks.

Campaigners and a cross-party group of MPs argue that before operators are granted permits to frack, they should have to take out a bond to pay for potential pollution incidents. Without such a bond, campaigners argued, clean-up costs would have to be paid for with public money if a company went bust.’

Read more: Taxpayers to pay for fracking pollution if companies go bust

Fracking support from government climate change adviser

‘Britain should push ahead with fracking, the chairman of the government’s advisory body on climate change has said.

Lord Deben said exploiting Britain’s shale gas reserves would provide a secure source of energy for decades without wrecking the environment.

Speaking to the Times, he dismissed environmental concerns raised by “people on the green end”.

Greenpeace says fracking is harmful and would fail to reduce energy bills. Lord Deben dismissed environmental concerns about fracking

Lord Deben – who as John Gummer was environment secretary under John Major – chairs the Committee on Climate Change, which was set up in 2008 to advise the government on emissions and analyse climate change science, economics and policy.’ Read more …

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Lord Deben aka John Gummer just happens to be the brother of  Lord Chadlington aka Peter Gummer the CEO and chairman of the Huntsworth Group and David Cameron’s next door neighbour and Chairman of his constituency party.

The Huntsworth Group is a major lobbyist for the gas and oil industry with clients such as British Gas.

Lord Deben is also chairman of Sancroft International whose client list includes Argent Energy, BP, Serco, Veolia Environment and Veolia Water

Nothing to see here, move along now …See more on Lord Deben here …

See more on his brother Lord Chadlington and more on the Huntsworth group here …

Thames Water will not pay tax for a DECADE despite soaring profits as London ‘super-sewer’ helps it avoid bills

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2515889/Thames-Water-pay-tax-DECADE-despite-soaring-profits-London-super-sewer-helps-avoid-bills.html

Street Democracy writes:

Corporate corrupt capitalism is commerce at it’s finest. 

The extravagant tax dodgers are back in business, back to their normality, that of mafia style capitalism, controlled by top business elites who behave like pirate’s who have mastered and control this economic fascism.

This is a water company, and their bosses behave like corrupt banker’s, who should be locked up in jail.

What would government do if 7 billion people on this planet refused to pay their taxes and did a mass revolt of no tax money until corporations pay their share of the tax bills?

Or we dictate for a cleaner and fairer government?

Or we decided to cap profits, wealth for individuals and make extreme wealth totally illegal?

We are slaves to a made up fiction as the economy is man made. Money is a man made construct ruled by the elite, owned by the elite and dictated too by the elite. They hold the common bond of global ownership over people, the ordinary man and woman.

The result is a bias in wealth distribution, the rich hoard their wealth, they hoard hundreds of thousands of acres of land, and billions in property.

This is exactly what Thames Water is doing, and on what authority do they have to announce they are not paying their taxes?

Thames Water is no better than any other corrupt corporation, tax dodging and profiteering from customers.

For more on the bias of the Thames Water, and the corrupt greed they have a twisted obsession for click here for the Daily Mail or continue reading.1045190_588126937876787_321591442_n

‘Thames Water sparked fury yesterday when it announced it will not pay corporation tax for up to a decade.

Britain’s biggest water supplier has already been berated for racking up more than £1billion in unpaid taxes.

But as it reported soaring profits after the summer heatwave, finance director Stuart Siddall said: ‘It will be seven to ten years until we pay tax.’

Read more: Thames Water will not pay tax for a DECADE despite soaring profits as London ‘super-sewer’ helps it avoid bills

Bono exposed as a complete fraud

http://www.hangthebankers.com/bono-exposed-as-a-complete-fraud/

‘‘Bono’s positioning of the west as the saviour of Africa while failing to ­discuss the harm the G8 nations are doing has undermined campaigns for justice and accountability.’

It was bad enough in 2005. Then, at the G8 summit in Scotland, Bono and Bob Geldof heaped praise on Tony Blair and George Bush, who were still mired in the butchery they had initiated in Iraq. At one point Geldof appeared, literally and figuratively, to be sitting in Tony Blair’s lap. African activists accused them of drowning out a campaign for global justice with a campaign for charity.

But this is worse. As the UK chairs the G8 summit again, a campaign that Bono founded, with which Geldof works closely, appears to be whitewashing the G8′s policies in Africa.’

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Bono defends U2’s tax arrangement: We are in ‘total harmony’ with Irish government’s philosophy

‘Bono has made a fresh defence of U2’s tax arrangements, claiming the Irish government would ultimately appreciate the band’s decision to deposit a share of its multimillion-pound business offshore in the Dutch Antilles.

He rejected the accusation that it was hypocritical for him to criticise the government’s economic strategies in Ireland and blamed the “cranky left” for not appreciating the band’s position.

“U2 is in total harmony with our government’s philosophy,” he told The Observer. “Tax competitiveness has taken our country out of poverty. [The revenue] accept that if you engage in that policy then some people are going to go out, and some people are coming in.”’

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