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Emma Harrison: Tax Dodger and Tea-Leaf.

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Emma Harrison: a Tea-Leaf who likes to Help herself.

Hat tip to Gissajob.

Channel Four Reports:

Exclusive: Former A4e boss Emma Harrison was one of those who took advantage of a lag between the announcement and the start of the 50p top tax rate, Channel 4 News learns.

There was controversy in January when it emerged she had received a £7m dividend from the company. But now we can reveal that the timing of this payment means that Harrison avoided nearly £800,000 pounds in income tax as well.

The more I hear about Emma Harrison the more I would keep the spoons and all the valuables in the cupboard if she visited my house.


Written by Andrew Coates

March 20, 2012 at 10:09 am

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  1. But she’s on a mission, to help the poor, with the aid of television cameras.

    I don’t think there are enough cameras to film her ego all at once.

    I’m sure she’ll say that it was just a happy coincedence.

    I’m sure I’ll say that she sets a completely ridiculous example to the people she claims to want to help.

    Awful, awful woman. Anyone that needs giant pictures of their face plastered over their offices and facilities and feels the need to ‘tea with the servants’ as she did with dear old Hayley Taylor back in the day is someone who shouldn’t be running the show.


    March 20, 2012 at 10:23 am

  2. All of A4e’s income in the UK comes from government contracts, ie public money. Emma Harrison was able to avoid paying income tax by moving the date of the dividend payment forward. By doing this she was able to avoid paying £800,000 in tax at the higher rate.

    All perfectly legal. But if there were any justice, she would be forced to pay back this money, which would then be used to fund more apprenticeships for 16-24 year olds. But there isn’t any justice. Instead we have the law.

    What the people of this country need is hope, not Cameron and his cronies.

    Sous les pavés, la plage.


    March 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

  3. attempting to justify cuts with this fiasco rumbling on must fall on hollow ground.

    these stories are continuing in the media,people are sick of hearing A4e.harrison claimed to step down to save the company reputation,it can be clearly argued that this company never had a reputation to defend in the first instance.

    the problem like mr blunkett is that politicians who take these decisions to involve these companies have moved on leaving an atrocious aftermath of controversy.

    if this had been a benefit fraud involving benefit claimants’,lian duncan smith would have wasted no time appearing on every news bulletin available,whipping up hysteria against the welfare state/those on benefits for political gain,and no doubt joined by others on how the welfare state needs overhaul in their eyes.

    however he is strangely silent when the fraud comes from the private sector,and his own role in this allowing to happen.


    people sent to this company,as in the past clearly complain of the same arguments,despite this it appears nothing has changed.


    March 21, 2012 at 12:34 am

  4. Time to pull the chain and flush the whole sorry mess back to where it camr from.


    March 21, 2012 at 8:48 am

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