Fair play for revealing it all:
But for the sake of clarity I expect my main sources of funding this year to be, in the order of their significance:
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – a Quaker foundation – for core funding on work related to tax and poverty.
The Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development – in turn funded by the Norwegian government in the main – for work on country-by-country reporting.
The Socialist group of MEPs in the EU parliament for services supplied relating to the tax gap.
The TUC for services supplied on a range of issues.
The Tax Justice Network for services supplied, mainly for editorial issues.
Other bits and pieces such as BBC appearance fees, odd articles and reimbursement of expenses.
I also have a small income as a practicing accountant.
We know that the JRCT money is £35,000 a year. The other sums are lower but at a rough guess we\’d say, what, £50k a year all told? £60k ?
Certainly puts him in the top 5%. Add in the part time pro-rata GP\’s salary of the distaff side and household income will roar well over £100k. Not a bad whack actually: almost to the point where Ritchie is the 1%.
And just to repeat something I\’ve done before, in order my income comes from freelance writing fees, running the global scandium oligopoly and this year, fees for investigating the slags in the \’ore mountains. A not entirely dissimilar sum in individual earnings in fact.
One interesting point to note: the entire lack of my income coming from anything government funded or indeed anything substantial that is tax privileged.