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    Minister in cash row keeps £27,000 profit from sale of second home - Telegraph

    A Treasury minister who said it was “morally wrong” to pay tradesmen cash-in-hand is keeping thousands of pounds from the sale of his taxpayer-funded second home. Gauke, the Exchequer Secretary, made £67,000 in profit from the sale of his London flat, but under parliamentary rules is not required to return all the profit he made to the expenses watchdog.

    An investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches found that although Mr Gauke made tens of thousands of pounds when he sold the property in Kennington, he is understood to have repaid almost £40,000 to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa).

    This is because MPs have to repay only the profit made in the previous two years.

    So much for his 'morality.'

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    Morality and an MP? What a novel concept, almost as novel as if a politician was found to have been honest in word and deed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TykeMerc View Post
    Morality and an MP? What a novel concept, almost as novel as if a politician was found to have been honest in word and deed.
    If UKIP are the answer, then it must have been a very stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BolshieBastard View Post
    Minister in cash row keeps £27,000 profit from sale of second home - Telegraph

    A Treasury minister who said it was “morally wrong” to pay tradesmen cash-in-hand is keeping thousands of pounds from the sale of his taxpayer-funded second home. Gauke, the Exchequer Secretary, made £67,000 in profit from the sale of his London flat, but under parliamentary rules is not required to return all the profit he made to the expenses watchdog.

    An investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches found that although Mr Gauke made tens of thousands of pounds when he sold the property in Kennington, he is understood to have repaid almost £40,000 to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa).

    This is because MPs have to repay only the profit made in the previous two years.

    So much for his 'morality.'

    Carry on.
    Sounds like he has the same moral compass as you do when it comes to paying his share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BolshieBastard View Post
    So much for his 'morality.'
    Not sure what the problem is here - if he got caught paying cash to plumber then yes, he'd be a liar, but he merely cashed in some money from ever raising house prices with big part returned (£40k out of £67k).

    It's only £27k anyway, how much did you "avoid" paying in that scheme of yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    Sounds like he has the same moral compass as you do when it comes to paying his share.

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    Not sure what the problem is here - if he got caught paying cash to plumber then yes, he'd be a liar, but he merely cashed in some money from ever raising house prices with big part returned (£40k out of £67k).

    It's only £27k anyway, how much did you "avoid" paying in that scheme of yours?
    Is BB a filthy off shore tax dodge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by speling bee View Post
    Is BB a filthy off shore tax dodge?
    Ask him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Ask him.
    I did but he directed the question to a shell company in the Dutch Antilles
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    Quote Originally Posted by speling bee View Post
    I did but he directed the question to a shell company in the Dutch Antilles
    He'll be back soon to give you more precise directions ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    Sounds like he has the same moral compass as you do when it comes to paying his share.

    BB did pay his share. However so did Gauke.

    The difference is that Gauke has allowed the law to be changed retrospectively to attacked BB. But the law is not to be changed retrospectively to attack Gauke.

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