We should know what tax is paid on profits from our purchases at Amazon, Boots or Philip Green\’s Top Shop.
We do. There\’s a line in their published accounts that says \”tax paid\”.
Last time I looked at the Top Shop ones it was 30% or so of profits. Bang on the statutory rate.
This is even better though:
Personal statement, to get in early: I have always advocated total tax transparency, and like George Monbiot, I am open about my own earnings: I was even asked about it by a parliamentary select committee so it’s on the record. Last year my Guardian pay was around £115,000. I have never had any kind of company, and I have always paid PAYE as an employee. I would welcome all journalists agreeing to transparency, especially those writing about the earnings of others.
This is a comment at the end of a piece in which she tells us that she\’s recently published a book with her husband.
Note that the income from that book is not included in her declaration of income. Nor are her speaking fees from the BBC (look, if they even pay me £50 for 10 minutes on a local radio station then she\’s obviously getting something close to a decent income from them alone the amount of times she\’s on).
Etc, etc. She\’s declared her salary but not her income. And of course she doesn\’t pay PAYE on book earnings, BBC earnings etc either.
One rule etc.