Monday, March 15, 2010

Public sector (non) jobs

4 comments:

Mr. Mxyzptlk said...

http://www.taxpayersalliance.org/


Who pays for the TaxPayers' Alliance?

For an organisation so concerned with transparency, the TaxPayers' Alliance is surprisingly opaque about its own finances. No list of donors is available. It states only that all donations are from private sources and that no single donation accounts for more that 5% of income. But 5% of what? The Alliance's 2006 accounts record an income of £130,000 – up from £68,000 in 2005 – but that seems hardly enough to sustain 10 full-time staff and offices in London and Birmingham. Let's hope those staff are at least paid the minimum wage and claim any tax credits due to them. In 2007 the TPA published "abbreviated" accounts, which meant income and expenditure were withheld.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Mr M, seeing as TPA go round telling the truth about government spending, why do you accuse them of lying about their income?

PS, the TPA have this weird fixation with Council Tax - they know f*** all about good and bad taxes but they know a heck of a lot about waste and quangos and so on, so I'd take what they say about that at face value.

RantinRab said...

Mark, Don't worry about old Niko, (Mr M).

He's our resident Labour Nut Job up here in the Jockosphere! He's not a bad chap once you get to know him.

RantinRab said...

And Niko, those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones...