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Tax avoidance is lawful, but it doesn't stop it being widely condemned...

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There are at least a couple of members on here who seem to post pure propaganda against what is after all a lawful activity, whether it be a popular one or not. They seem to live on here trying to stir emotions with their one sided ranting and are incapable to moving from their viewpoint..

 

Well I for one haven't been posting propaganda - I try very hard to present factually correct information, which has involved extensive reading of statutes, court judgements, and Amey/SCC documents (where they condescend to actually release them).

 

SCC on the other hand can be shown (with good supporting evidence) to have consistently misled councillors, the public, SYP, and the courts.

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Tax avoidance is lawful, but it doesn't stop it being widely condemned...

 

Certainly not by me, and not by anyone that I know. Tax avoidance is just a sensible approach to any business. Would you say that a business donating money to charity to avoid tax should be condemned?

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There are at least a couple of members on here who seem to post pure propaganda against what is after all a lawful activity, whether it be a popular one or not. They seem to live on here trying to stir emotions with their one sided ranting and are incapable to moving from their viewpoint.

 

The tree felling is unpopular but it is lawful, and it's being carried out on behalf of a council that was democratically voted in by its people.

 

SY Plod have shown thoughout these protests they are bullies and are happy to man handle and assault pensioners . They disgust me .

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I only ask out of interest but if someone else's tree ... as in the case the council's... over hangs your property is there any legal means that enables you to force them to prune it back to outside your border.

 

Also as council trees, I have none, deposit large amounts of leaves in the autumn which completely cover the front my property do I have any means by which I can force the council to come and remove them?

 

This last autumn I paid some kids to put the leaves in the bin for me, a bin man said he was not supposed to empty it if it was full of leaves when I explained they were all council leaves he said he'd take my bin this time but next time there is a scheme for garden rubbish.

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SY Plod have shown thoughout these protests they are bullies and are happy to man handle and assault pensioners . They disgust me .

 

And that is a good example of the point Im making.

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I only ask out of interest but if someone else's tree ... as in the case the council's... over hangs your property is there any legal means that enables you to force them to prune it back to outside your border.

 

Also as council trees, I have none, deposit large amounts of leaves in the autumn which completely cover the front my property do I have any means by which I can force the council to come and remove them?

 

This last autumn I paid some kids to put the leaves in the bin for me, a bin man said he was not supposed to empty it if it was full of leaves when I explained they were all council leaves he said he'd take my bin this time but next time there is a scheme for garden rubbish.

 

You are free to prune back the branches yourself and then return the councils property to it.

You can't require them to clear up leaves no. Nor can you make your neighbour clear up leaves if they blow in from a tree they own.

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SY Plod have shown thoughout these protests they are bullies and are happy to man handle and assault pensioners . They disgust me .

 

Until you you get robbed, assaulted or any other plethora of reasons folk call the police.

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Certainly not by me, and not by anyone that I know. Tax avoidance is just a sensible approach to any business. Would you say that a business donating money to charity to avoid tax should be condemned?

 

Tax avoidance, or in other words cheating the system, is a structural aspect of the neoliberal agenda. It is carefully arranged within the UK government by staff from the major accountancy firms such as PwC (PricewaterhouseCooper), KPMG (Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler) and Neil Young (After the Goldrush) who are seconded by HMRC to write tax law, which they riddle with loopholes and then return to their accountancy firms to exploit those same loopholes. Wake up!

 

Would I say that a business donating money to charity to avoid tax should be condemned? Yes. Unequivocally. There would be no need for charity if HMRC and the tax agencies in other nations collected the taxes owed. And the very fact that charity is tax deductible is part of the scandal. Eton College is a charity. The wealthy send their boys to Eton, then donate to Eton, their children benefit whilst state schools are driven into crisis due to lack of revenue, and it's all tax deductible. What a cosy little arrangement.

 

Charity is a structural component of free market ideology. It claims to offer choice, one of those favourite words within the neoliberal lexicon.

 

By ideology I mean an idea that claims to be naturally true when it is in fact entirely made up in order to uphold vested interests.

 

The conservative-led coalition insisted that charities should step in when the cynical policy of austerity was imposed, leaving the public sector to flounder. They called it the Big Society. It was a cynical wheeze.

 

Amey (Grupo Ferrovial) don't trouble themselves with paying tax. But that doesn't mean they don't like tax - in fact they love it, our taxes that is! They like nothing more than stuffing their pockets with our council tax.

 

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Did I say Neil Young? Apologies, my mistake. I meant Ernst & Young.

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I only ask out of interest but if someone else's tree ... as in the case the council's... over hangs your property is there any legal means that enables you to force them to prune it back to outside your border.

 

Also as council trees, I have none, deposit large amounts of leaves in the autumn which completely cover the front my property do I have any means by which I can force the council to come and remove them?

 

This last autumn I paid some kids to put the leaves in the bin for me, a bin man said he was not supposed to empty it if it was full of leaves when I explained they were all council leaves he said he'd take my bin this time but next time there is a scheme for garden rubbish.

 

Put the leaves in black bin liner bags at the bottom of the bin then put your 'normal' household rubbish on top. What they can't see they won't complain about :)

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Tax avoidance, or in other words cheating the system, is a structural aspect of the neoliberal agenda. It is carefully arranged within the UK government by staff from the major accountancy firms such as PwC (PricewaterhouseCooper), KPMG (Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler) and Neil Young (After the Goldrush) who are seconded by HMRC to write tax law, which they riddle with loopholes and then return to their accountancy firms to exploit those same loopholes. Wake up!

 

Would I say that a business donating money to charity to avoid tax should be condemned? Yes. Unequivocally. There would be no need for charity if HMRC and the tax agencies in other nations collected the taxes owed. And the very fact that charity is tax deductible is part of the scandal. Eton College is a charity. The wealthy send their boys to Eton, then donate to Eton, their children benefit whilst state schools are driven into crisis due to lack of revenue, and it's all tax deductible. What a cosy little arrangement.

 

Charity is a structural component of free market ideology. It claims to offer choice, one of those favourite words within the neoliberal lexicon.

 

By ideology I mean an idea that claims to be naturally true when it is in fact entirely made up in order to uphold vested interests.

 

The conservative-led coalition insisted that charities should step in when the cynical policy of austerity was imposed, leaving the public sector to flounder. They called it the Big Society. It was a cynical wheeze.

 

Amey (Grupo Ferrovial) don't trouble themselves with paying tax. But that doesn't mean they don't like tax - in fact they love it, our taxes that is! They like nothing more than stuffing their pockets with our council tax.

 

---------- Post added 21-03-2018 at 16:12 ----------

 

Did I say Neil Young? Apologies, my mistake. I meant Ernst & Young.

 

I have no problem with anyone legally moving their money around to avoid paying tax. I do it myself. Millions of us do.

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I have no problem with anyone legally moving their money around to avoid paying tax. I do it myself. Millions of us do.

 

And do you have enough wealth to cover private healthcare should you become ill?

 

What about your family? are they all covered?

 

Do you mind that Amey and their stooges at Sheffield City Council are keen on cutting trees down for profit whilst social care for the elderly and disabled is failing to function due to the funding crisis?

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