Tax loopholes that won\’t be closed

Government ministers also benefit from their own special tax loopholes, including reliefs when using official chauffeur-driven cars and using some grace-and-favour homes.

Enjoyable though it would be to see the Boy Dave paying income tax on the implicit rent of Number 10 and Chequers, it won\’t happen.

(Chequers for the obvious reason that it\’s actually a charity which owns the house.)

3 thoughts on “Tax loopholes that won\’t be closed”

  1. My guess is that the tax on the potential market rent of No 10 Downing Street would exceed the Prime Minister’s salary by some margin.

    So unless we want only multi-multi-millionaires to be able to lead our nation, I think we’d better forget that idea eh?

  2. Considering my (admittedly limited) experience from plumbing in old English buildings, (and numerous horror stories from Scandinavian friends who have more experience), I would actually expect that the British government should pay extra for anyone who takes up a burden such as living in No. 10.

  3. Chequers for the obvious reason that it’s actually a charity which owns the house.

    Why should that affect Dave’s taxes? He, a subject of Her Maj, just like the rest, is scoring a tax free house. It matters not one jot whether Chequers is owned by a charity, a private individual or the nation he’s an individual in receipt of a benefit in kind.

    The charitable status of the owner might be germaine, if he/they/it recieved any money that is, but that’s not Dave.

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