TaxPersonal TaxTeacher’s delight: but do they deserve tax-free loans more than other workers?

Teacher's delight: but do they deserve tax-free loans more than other workers?

Why should teachers get tax-free loans?

There are lots of other low-paid workers who earn less than they do, such as general office staff, shop assistants? Teachers know what they will earn when they enter the profession, and they are not as on the ‘breadline’ as we are lead to believe. As for the long hours, they do not teach solidly for the whole day, which runs from 9am until 3.30 – 4.00pm and course-setting and marking are all part of the job. How many hours do accountants have to work at month end, year end, budget time, etc. etc – often missing lunch.

But we don’t get on our soap box and moan at every opportunity. Let’s not forget the 10+ weeks holiday each year which most of us could never even dream about.

Juliet Hurwitt

Related Articles

HMRC urged to clarify impact of income allowances on Self-Assessments

Personal Tax HMRC urged to clarify impact of income allowances on Self-Assessments

1w Alia Shoaib, Reporter
New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

Administration New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

2w Emma Rawson, ATT Technical Officer
Wealthy individuals could circumvent top tax rate rises

Personal Tax Wealthy individuals could circumvent top tax rate rises

2m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
HMRC tax evasion assistance requests double in five years

Corporate Tax HMRC tax evasion assistance requests double in five years

4m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Rangers tax case to have ‘dramatic’ consequences for football and business

Legal Rangers tax case to have ‘dramatic’ consequences for football and business

4m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Italy grants first successful non-dom status application to former UK non-dom

Personal Tax Italy grants first successful non-dom status application to former UK non-dom

3m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Industry reaction: Taylor Review does not go far enough in addressing tax issues

Legal Industry reaction: Taylor Review does not go far enough in addressing tax issues

3m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Does the Taylor Review sufficiently address the gig economy?

Corporate Tax Does the Taylor Review sufficiently address the gig economy?

3m Alia Shoaib, Reporter