Stirring the potNovember 30, 2017 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere11 CommentsHere. previousIf you start from here you’re never going to get it rightnextDo people have to be cliches? 11 thoughts on “Stirring the pot” Mr Ecks November 30, 2017 at 12:43 pm Oh noes! The sanctimonious cunts have discovered your really nasty character flaw. The comments are a blocked bogs worth of sewage. And you should have gone for the jugular Tim. Never mind a few crook business men. How much have the scum of socialism stolen from ordinary folk worldwide –along with 150 million lives they stole of course. Jimmers November 30, 2017 at 12:58 pm Top trolling. And you sure caught a few… dearieme November 30, 2017 at 1:22 pm Next time you should suggest that the Guardian redistributes to the downtrodden masses the tax it avoids via the Cayman Islands. By the way: “Assuming they have been able to find the fees for employment justice workers” – wot, a new name for lawyers? On a par with “shyster”? Bongo November 30, 2017 at 2:09 pm When the NFA was a thing, they produced this report https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/annual-fraud-indicator–2 Tax credits fraud of £1.9bn ( around 6% ) stands out for me, but plenty of other types of fraud in the low single digit %s. All wrong of course. Minimum wage legislation is surely going to increase crime. As does anything consenting adults might do being made illegal. Van_Patten November 30, 2017 at 2:34 pm I am quite enjoying both your comments and those of ‘Leftwingtaxvampire’ – is he of this parish under another name? Witchie November 30, 2017 at 3:07 pm Benefits fraud is, in effect, stealing my money. OK, after it has been stolen from me in the first place. Underpayment by employers is stealing someone else’s money. Intrinsically I care less about that. But I do care a bit, if it means the employees pay less tax, because then the Government has to steal more off me. If the employees care, they can protest. gunker November 30, 2017 at 3:17 pm I see Nikolai Yezhov has chimed in although it appears no-one has bitten yet. Henry Crun November 30, 2017 at 3:56 pm n0sc0pe More work needs to be done to punish those not paying the minimum wage. Take SSE and Mid-Counties Co-Op for example who have been found guilty of doing just this. Both have Fair Tax Marks (so 2 out of 30 FTMs have committed offences). Shows that scheme isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on then. Ha! Vanesa Rose November 30, 2017 at 3:56 pm Incredible but funny Pcar November 30, 2017 at 9:11 pm @TimWorstall £3 billion of the roughly £750 billion a year of UK wages (average wage is roughly enough £25 k, there’re some 30 million in work) is 0.4%. Sure, it’s a fiddle, shouldn’t happen. Now, is this higher or lower than the rate of benefits fiddles which this newspaper tells us is nothing at all to be worried about? Amazing, but unsurprising, the Left & SJW mob interpret your comment as condoning “short changing” simply because you mentioned Benefit Fiddle – you were clear: it’s a fiddle, shouldn’t happen Fiddle – a dishonest action or scheme gareth November 30, 2017 at 9:56 pm “Felicity Lawrence is a special correspondent for the Guardian” Seems that quite a few of the comentards are a bit “special” too. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.