‘Spent £100BILLION on lateral tests!’ Matthew Wright blasts waste of taxpayers’ cash

The broadcaster branded the proposal a “madness” as he noted the risk of the lateral flow tests returning an incorrect result is very high. Mr Wright hit out at the Government for “resurrecting” its mass-testing scheme despite the potential inconsistencies. Speaking on This Morning, the presenter said: “This is essentially Operation Moonshot being resurrected. “That’s […]

Piers Morgan in furious tirade as Meghan Markle quits: ‘You don’t get taxpayers’ money’

“It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. “We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to the Queen, the Commonwealth and our patronages. “This geographic balance will enable us to raise our […]

US kleptocrats & multinationals rip off taxpayers by parking billions offshore – economist to RT

Tax havens are used as an instrument to increase the profitability of US multinationals at the expense of the public, according to investigative economist and lawyer James Henry. He told RT that there’s a tiny group of the world’s elite professionals, banks, law firms, and accounting firms that make a nice living from the global […]

African governments let too many taxpayers off the hook

A stitch in time TAX collection in Africa resembles an exasperating fishing expedition, in which the big fish wriggle into tax havens and the tiddlers hide in the informal sector. It is made even harder by a self-inflicted problem. Governments give out a range of exemptions, thereby poking holes in their own nets. Consider “tax […]

Taxpayers get an extra couple of days before filing their taxes this year — here’s when tax day is in 2018

Tim Boyle/Getty Images The 2018 tax day you need to know is Tuesday, April 17 — two days later than usual. That’s the day when individual tax returns are due to the IRS for tax year 2017. It’s also the last day to make a 2017 IRA contribution. April 15 is usually Tax Day. But […]

FBI warns taxpayers to beware of new scams to steal W-2 info

Enlarge (credit: IRS) With fewer than two months before tax returns are due, the FBI is warning of an increase in new scams that try to trick taxpayers and employers into sending employee records, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and other sensitive information. The scams are most often directed at human resources departments in […]

Melania Trump’s security detail at Trump Tower cost taxpayers more than $100,000 a day

Sean Gallup/Getty Images First lady Melania Trump’s flights during a three-month period in early 2017 cost more $ 676,000 dollars. These flights took place while Melania lived with her son Barron at Trump Tower in New York City before moving into the White House in June. The cost of these flights, which were conducted by […]

Every time Trump flies to his New Jersey golf club, it costs taxpayers more than $15,000 an hour

Getty Images/Pool New records show that President Donald Trump’s known political and leisure travel costs now total to over $ 13 million. Several flights he took in the latter half of 2017 alone amounted over $ 3 million. He is on track to outpace former President Barack Obama in terms of the travel costs accrued […]

Locking people up for cannabis possession costs taxpayers £13.5mn

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 18:37 People caught in possession of cannabis and detained for more than half a day are costing British taxpayers an eye-watering £13.5 million, it has emerged. Some 30,000 such cases were recorded in the past five years. The figures were revealed in response to a freedom of information request by […]