how the hell do these people get away with it for so long
Benefits cheat clairvoyant didn't see 33k repayment coming
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because gullible people believe that the future can be foretold by these charlatans.
oh, you meant how do BENEFIT CHEATS get away with it?
mystery to me. i was only saying the same thing to my chauffeur as he drove me to sign on last week, well i know i probably shouldnt be still signing on, but you know, you get used to that cameraderie down the dole office, us against them, sort of thing, which you just dont get as the head of a multi-national investment bank.
that Full Monty PR stunt with Charles twitching to the music in the dole queue, springs to mind
I've got one next door to me, I believe. They get away with it because hmrc have a big list of these people and not enough staff to deal with them. It would be sensible & cost-efficient to recruit people to catch them, but this government wants to cut costs rather than do something useful
And VAT dodgers. An acquaintance tells me that NOBODY in the building trade around here pays much VAT - always cash-in-hand. Just think how many billions could be saved if hmrc tried tackling this
A friend has mentioned it to the DSS months many times - they seem to be too busy.
Jammie Dodgers. They're bastards.
"And VAT dodgers. An acquaintance tells me that NOBODY in the building trade around here pays much VAT - always cash-in-hand. Just think how many billions could be saved if hmrc tried tackling this”...
Talking to a retired tax inspector acquaintance, he tells me that HMRC can’t possibly investigate all the builders, carpenters and other sole-traders in the country, so they tend to do raids on individuals for ‘deterrent' purposes. Besides, the cost of investigating them frequently outweighs the monies recovered for many reasons:
1. Proving that a builder has been working when there’s no paper trail is nigh on impossible.
2. The householder who employs him isn’t going to squeal when he/she has got the job done for less than a legit. builder would charge.
3. Even if the job turns out to be a dog’s breakfast, there’s no paper trail, so the householder can’t go to the DSS and say, 'I paid Builder Bloggs to do this job and he’s not declared the income’ because the DSS would say ‘where’s the evidence?’
So builders and big business get away with tax evasion; the PAYE brigade get away with nothing.
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