Oh dear, it would seem that the state is not practising what it preaches.
NHS trusts are flouting orders not to use tax avoidance schemes.
The Mail reports that under a tax loophole, temporary staff are employed by financial consultants and supplied to hospitals as ‘medical services’.
It means they are exempt from the 20 per cent VAT usually levied on agency workers.
An HMRC spokesman said:
‘HMRC expects all businesses, including public bodies, to apply the tax rules correctly. Government guidance explicitly states public sector organisations should not engage in tax evasion or avoidance.’Well of course the state should practice "evasion" (as that is illegal!). I am not sure I get why the state shouldn't use legal tax avoidance though?
Tax does have to be taxing.
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HMRC are the most corrupt public body in the UK.ReplyDelete
The amount of torture and violence they've inflicted on some staff is horrendous, the guilty should be prosecuted and punished.
Cowardly scum of the earth.
Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth .....ReplyDelete
Oh well, most of us already knew there a number of scum of the earth types roaming free inside the HMRC zoo...ReplyDelete
Not to mention it relationships with Mapeley or Interserve.ReplyDelete