Tax Avoidance

I am looking at buting a new car. The salesman offers a range of cars including hybrids. If I buy one of these I will pay zero VED and about half the amount of duty and VAT on fuel compared to another car. Is this therefore "immoral," as the politicians say?
As it said in "O" level exams - "Discuss"
Reply to
Rob
wrote:
Politicians preaching about morality is a joke. These are the people who were caught fiddling their expenses, some of whom went to jail for it.
I find things like the Leveson inquiry equally laughable, with MP's judging other people on their ethics.
Chris
Reply to
Chris Blunt
If you buy a car with a purely carbon based fossil fuel power source, it is also immoral. This is about balancing one immorality against another.
The problems come when people find ways that reduce their tax without the moral benefits that the particular mechanism provides, or the press latch on to the tax benefit, without considering the public policy that it is trying to achieve, simply because it mainly benefits the rich.
Reply to
David Woolley
In message , Rob writes
Have you considered the cost of producing hybrids and their batteries in terms of carbon footprints?
Reply to
Gordon H

Multi-millionaire David Cameron utilises comples trusts to avoid paying the top rate of income tax. He is the ideal person to preach about the immorality of tax avoidance.
Just as Jeremy Fitzmurdoch Hunt was the ideal person to decide whether News International should take full control of Sky.
Adrian
Reply to
anonymous
Rob writes:
I think I have detected an increasing tendency to accuse others of one's own vices. Particularly amongst politicians.
Reply to
Windmill
Yes. What's this I heard on the radio about David Cameron's father putting a lot of money in an off-shore trust for his son?
Reply to
Tiddy Ogg
In message , anonymous writes
THEY, not us, are all in it together. Looking back at the Blair government, we have almost a single-party state. Voting is certainly a least-worse selection.
Reply to
Gordon H
In message , Tiddy Ogg writes
And let's not talk about Gideon Osborne's wife's offshore business interests.
I received a subscription to Private Eye magazine as a Xmas present, and reading it is illuminating but thoroughly depressing, as it exposes all the fiddles and corruption in business and political matters, which are closely entwined, and involve all parties.
Reply to
Gordon H

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