The Tories have some ideas out on tax today, and lo and behold, there’s a pledge to tax non-doms! Heaven be praised! They will have to pay £25,000 to get the privilege of being a non-dom under the Tories. (I think Richard Murphy suggests this might be instead of the tax they already pay; I understood it to apply on top of that, but the detail may well be interesting).
More importantly, the Tories have a tax game you can play on the internet, called Taxman Gordon. It’s Pacman, but a Tory version. You can play on the internet, and at the Tory conference, they apparently have an arcade machine to play it on.
If you work in tax, you can play away to your heart’s content, and tell the boss you’re busy avoiding Gordon’s stealth taxes.
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