I’m against excessive taxation, but I’m also against dodgy moves to skirt the rules, especially by the promoters of big statist government.
Like the state broadcaster YLE in Finland, the BBC is funded by the taxpayer, which makes the tax dodge all the more contemptible. Being on the public dole while stiffing the taxpayer a second time is probably a big chuckle by these big time leftists.
NOTE: The next time the EDL’s Tommy Robinson is being interviewed by the Beeb, he should take some time from their bashing of him, and highlight their tax dodges.
The 148 BBC stars avoiding tax: MPs attack ‘immoral’ tactics of presenters who reduce their tax bills by being paid through private companies
- The BBC employs the TV and radio presenters through ‘personal service companies’ that allow them to minimise contributions to the Exchequer
- The deals also allow the corporation to sidestep millions of pounds in national insurance
- Six top BBC presenters earned at least £1million last year
- 16 of its ‘top talent’ earned at least £500,000
By GERI PEEV
PUBLISHED: 11:45 GMT, 16 July 2012 | UPDATED: 06:03 GMT, 17 July 2012
The BBC is helping dozens of its top stars to avoid paying full income tax.
It employs the TV and radio presenters through ‘personal service companies’ that allow them to minimise their contributions to the Exchequer.
The deals also allow the corporation to sidestep millions of pounds in national insurance.