On 21 Sep 2012 at 7:10pm Peter Pan wrote:
I have just had a letter from my accountants saying that I owe the Inland Rev nil in fact they owe me £850 00 . I closed my business last July I am now expecting a nice letter from the Inland Rev thanking me for all the support that I have given to the unemployed the unemployable and the sick lame and lazy of this country over the last 60 years
On 21 Sep 2012 at 7:40pm Captain Hook wrote:
I'm still employed after 26 yrs , andI am happy to pay tax (the most economically efficient way for a civilised society to pay for the things it needs) I am therefore happy to let you have any entitlements if you happen to be sick, or unemployable now or in the future. That tax you have paid goes on things, like for example, cancer treatment for your friends and relatives, disability benefit, education, defence, free Museums, etc. I can't stand tax whingers, at least the very small proportion of people who are benefit scroungers don't pretend to be hard done by. :-)
On 21 Sep 2012 at 10:17pm Jackerson wrote:
Well said captain!
On 22 Sep 2012 at 12:07am expat two wrote:
Don't you think its more likely they'll write to thank you for chipping in for the obscene pay packets and multi-million pound bonuses paid to criminal and incompetent business leaders?
On 22 Sep 2012 at 7:29am Clifford wrote:
What was your business Peter Pan?
On 22 Sep 2012 at 11:31am Rods Tiger wrote:
I hope I won't be contributing to your pension Peter Pan, but I expect you'll have the decency not to claim it as you will not want to be a burden on the state and all of us who are happy to pay our taxes and support a decent society.
On 23 Sep 2012 at 11:32am SOM (15A) wrote:
Why would Peter Pan not claim his pension he has paid into the TAX system all his life.
He should now be able to take is easy and get a small amount TAX free in this pocket,
I am sure that he will only be getting back maybe 1 or 2% of what he has put in over the past 60 odd years, You should be looking at the layabouts that claim the dole ,and housing benefits etc they have NO INTENTION of doing a days work... but take take take.... they are the true leaches of society , They normal Drink,smoke, take drugs,bring kids into the world that they count support, yet still have a car and sky tv.....
Surely you can't really feel that his small pension is more of a drain then the scum above ? you should leave the old guy alone .. and have some respect for the generation of real workers..
I for one raise a glass to peter pan and his generation !
On 23 Sep 2012 at 4:32pm Metatron wrote:
@ Peter Pan congratulations on your retirement, 60 years is a long working life. Its not just the the unemployed the unemployable, the sick lame and lazy of this country you have been supporting, there are plenty of very wealthy people who refuse to share their rightful burden by avoiding tax by having clever accountants.
Two sides of the same coin in my book, but itā??s easier to look down than up!!!!!
On 23 Sep 2012 at 7:36pm Peter Pan wrote:
Dont take it so seriously Guy's It's all a bit tongue in cheek
On 24 Sep 2012 at 9:04am Sussex Jim wrote:
What is a "rightful burden" or "fair level" of tax for the wealthy? Once they have paid a sensible contribution to local and national public services, they should be able to keep their wealth. They are going to spent it anyway, providing jobs in manufacturing and service industries.
To be fair, everyone should pay SOME tax,even the layabout. But there should be a cut-off point.
On 24 Sep 2012 at 9:42am expat two wrote:
On 24 Sep 2012 at 10:19am Southover Queen wrote:
I'd say the operative word was "fair", Sussex Jim. *Fair* taxation.
On 24 Sep 2012 at 2:24pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Expat two, are you still receiving a UK pension, or reaping profits from UK investments? Do you want to be taxed on these, to fund the wastrels in our society? I thought not. No! You have probably paid your fair share.
Enjoy your colonial paradise, and pay local taxes only. If we get yet another Labour government I may join you. Can one get a decent pint there?
On 24 Sep 2012 at 5:28pm Southover Queen wrote:
Sussex Jim, Fred Goodwin (late of RBS) had a pension of nearly £700,000 a year, from a pension pot of over half a billion pounds.
So yes, I'm very happy to see pensions taxed when they amount in one year to what the average person earns in most of their working life.
I'm also not at all clear what Fred Goodwin did to earn this, and how exactly it benefited the country...
On 24 Sep 2012 at 6:24pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think it's entirely right that pensions should be taxed. Some pensioners are loaded, why shouldn't they pay tax on pensions that are well in excess of the average wage?
An increase in personal allowances plus an age addition would take those on more modest pensions out of tax entirely.
On 25 Sep 2012 at 3:51am expat wrote:
I don't get why the rich should, just by dint of being rich, have their taxes paid by poorer folk. It doesn't make sense on any level whatsoever. Except of course, ruthless greed.
I can't really see the government going for that either - that would encourage social mobility.
On 25 Sep 2012 at 3:52am expat two wrote:
That was me btw, not expat. Apologies