Posts tagged ‘financial’

July 14, 2018

Financial Dominatrix

by duncanr

I retired a couple of years ago and love it

I’m lucky because my state pension and my private pensions bring me in more than enough money to cover my needs

a couple of my retired friends, however, have recently taken up part-time jobs to supplement their pensions

if I ever find myself in their position, think I’ll see if I can offer my services as a male financial dominatrix

September 12, 2010

Hartnett Apologises for Tax Blunder

by duncanr

I very nearly wrote a ranting post yesterday, but Peter Reynolds beat me to it – see

let them eat cake

What had upset my normal placid, even-tempered nature? РAn arrogant piece of shit called Dave Hartnett, Permanent Secretary for tax at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

Interviewed by the BBC over news that a colossal cock-up had resulted in 6 million people in Britain paying the wrong amount of tax, he refused to apologise for the blunder – “I’m not sure I see the need to apologise” – insisting there was no error on the part of Revenue staff, nor was the blunder due to the introduction of a new computer system. Which statement leaves unanswered the question, how then did this situation arise in the first place and what, if any, steps have been taken to prevent a repeat occurrence in the future?

Now, hours after he saw no need to apologise, Mr Hartnett has issued a public apology . . .

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