Friday, 24 February 2012

Private Eye: H&F Council in tax trouble

Well, it's another of what has become our Council's weekly appearances in the Rotten Boroughs section of Private Eye.

Following my article which raised questions about the tax arrangements of the authority the satirical magazine ran this piece - this week it seems they've delved further and found that Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs think that there are many other cases to answer at Hammersmith Town Hall.

The likely punishments for tax avoidance involve fines - which would be paid witth your cash. 

Oh, and my favourite Top Tory is in trouble for swearing. I've raised Greg Smith's exuberances once or twice before and it doesnt come as any surprise that his opponents have taken advantage of his potty mouthed outbursts. But to be frank I think they should leave him alone, I think it's great to have politicians who are not boring cardboard cut outs!

But their repeated appearances in the Eye will be very f*%^ing unwelcome for the press team down at the Town Hall.


  1. I guess they will be needing more tax "consultants" from PWC to look at the books, then!

  2. Over the last couple of years there have been lots of Council staff made redundant or given early retirement. But the Council employ a large number of agency and freelance staff, but of course they do not appear on the list of Council employees.

  3. I was under the impression that the Money Tree was depleted of, fruit?

  4. A friend of mine ,Robert Thomas said I should contact you.Maybe you can help me regarding the unfair increase in the special licence fee for operating a solarium.It has risen from £383 in 2011 to £1020 this year.I have been running a small business in Hammersmith and Fulham for 12 years.This is a mainstay of my business and I can not afford the extortionate increase.I am likely to go into liquidation because of charges like this, and increases in business rates, and imposition of extra charges for commercial rubbish collection.
    I would be grateful for any help you may be able to give me.
    My e-mail address is,

    Regards Damien Martin.