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Thread #165689   Message #3978331
Posted By: Jim Carroll
22-Feb-19 - 06:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Should 'Jihadi bride' come back to UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Should 'Jihadi bride' come back to UK?
Ian Austin
Friend of Israel
In May 2009, The Daily Telegraph reported that Austin had tried to split a claim for stamp duty on buying his second home in London into two payments and tried to claim the cost back over two financial years. This allowed him to claim the majority of the money (21,559, just 75 short of the maximum) under his second-home allowance in the 2005/06 financial year. He then claimed for the remaining 1,344 stamp duty cost in 20062007, together with his legal fees. In all, he went on to claim 22,076 (34 short of the maximum) in the next financial year.[21]
It also reported that Austin "flipped" his second-home designation weeks before buying a 270,000 London flat, and that he had claimed 467 for a stereo system for his constituency home, shortly before he changed his second-home designation to London. He then spent a further 2,800 furnishing the new London flat.[21]

Labour really are getting their act together at last - more power to their elbows
Jim Carroll