Dear Nadhim Zahawi: heres what patriotic British millionaires do we pay our proper taxes
Lets be clear at the outset the latest Nadhim Zahawi scandal isnt just a tradesman forgetting to put a few jobs through the books. This is the man who was in charge of taxation, who by his own admission has been careless in abiding by the rules he was appointed to oversee. The stance of HM Revenue and Customs, in concluding that the deficiency was careless and not deliberate, also fails to impress.
The very least that we should be able to expect from a chancellor of the exchequer is that they are assiduous in complying with their own rules, but then Zahawi was appointed by Rishi Sunak, a prime minister whose family also made use of convenient provisions only available for the very richest people.
As a Patriotic Millionaire, part of a network from multiple industries and of differing backgrounds who want a more just, stable and inclusive economy and the end of extreme wealth, I see tax as investment in our public services and I would welcome being required to pay more tax as a person with the privilege of wealth.
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