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John Prescott Is Accused Of Avoiding Paying Council Tax!

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Deputy prime minister John Prescott is accused of avoiding paying council tax on the properties he uses.

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister admitted last week that he does not pay council tax on his 'grace-and-favour' apartment in Whitehall, and council tax on his official country residence in Dorneywood, Buckinghamshire, is paid by a charitable trust which looks after the home.

Prescott, who oversees council tax policies, may also have claimed exemption from the tax on his home in Hull, which he is able to as his second home.

http://www.accountancyage.com/accountancya...ire-council-tax

Scheming scumbag!

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How do people in Britain avoid paying taxes on a second home? Where I live in the U.S., people have to pay *more* tax on their second home than on their first.

It seems like many rural villages in Britain are almost all second homes. How do those villages collect enough taxes to pay for essential services?

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How do people in Britain avoid paying taxes on a second home? Where I live in the U.S., people have to pay *more* tax on their second home than on their first.

It seems like many rural villages in Britain are almost all second homes. How do those villages collect enough taxes to pay for essential services?

Yes crazy isnt it! You even get relief on council tax.

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Funny how this has come out just after he opposed school reforms.

Should have known better than to stick your neck out John.

Been watching House of Cards again on BBC4. After watching the goings on there, the timing of this revelation about Prescott does seem a tad too close to his opposition to school reforms to be a coincidence.

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How do people in Britain avoid paying taxes on a second home? Where I live in the U.S., people have to pay *more* tax on their second home than on their first.

It seems like many rural villages in Britain are almost all second homes. How do those villages collect enough taxes to pay for essential services?

lots of folks seem to slight the US system,but it works!!

...in essence it means rewards for the workers(low tax and company healthcare.....an ex colleague of mine moved to new hampshire in march....works in boston.....his state tax is virtually zero!!!)

...and pain for the shirkers.

it's really not rocket science how the US and japan beat everybody else(apart from sweden) hollow on GDP per capita.....similar work ethic.......albeit the japs are very much more disiplined.

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