Let’s ALL use the Human Rights Act when the Inland Revenue Office next requests details of our earnings. What is good for HRH is also good for the hardworking people of this Nation. What arrogance, what vulgarity, the Daily Mail article below describes how Charles has avoided taxation. The princely privilege of HRH is allowed to flaunt the Human Rights Act to hide his obscenely gross earnings from his privileged position for doing nothing whilst this country is going bankrupt!
In the UK the elderly and others can’t afford to heat their homes, some can’t afford to eat and have to depend on food parcels while the selfish Prince is creaming it off and withholding his taxes as Parliament removes state benefits from the disabled, sick and hardworking families – of the lower and middle classes. The price of food and petrol is being deliberately hiked up (driven by Agenda 21) whilst we continue to fund the luxurious lifestyle of those whom we allow to treat us with disdain!
The Daily Mail
By Robert Verkaik 27 January 2013
Charles uses Human Rights Act to guard Duchy’s tax secrets even though HMRC said disclosure would be in public interest
Prince Charles has used the Human Rights Act and the Official Secrets Act to block revelations about his tax affairs – even though Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs has said the disclosure would be in the public interest.
The move follows a bid to uncover the secret arrangements which allow the Prince of Wales to avoid paying tax on the Duchy of Cornwall, his vast estates which generated £18?million profit last year.
The test case centres on a request by an academic who has asked to see correspondence between the Duchy of Cornwall and HMRC.
But the Government and the Duchy of Cornwall have refused to agree to the release of the documents because the disclosure would breach Charles’s right to privacy. They also say the information is protected by the Official Secrets Act.
John Kirkhope, an expert on trusts law from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, is trying to use the Freedom of Information Act to uncover how HMRC came to grant the Duchy a tax exemption which is estimated to have been worth millions of pounds over the past century.
Mr Kirkhope’s barrister argued in court that the Duchy of Cornwall enjoyed a privileged tax position, and any documents showing whether such tax treatment had been reconsidered or reviewed were of particular public interest.
According to court papers, Mr Kirkhope’s request was backed by HMRC, which said it was happy for the information to be released.
But the Revenue was forced to reverse its decision when the Cabinet Office, after seeking advice from the Prince’s office, objected to the HMRC’s change of heart because they claimed disclosure would breach Charles’s human right to privacy and confidentiality.
A spokesman for Prince Charles said: ‘The Duchy is not a company and is not therefore liable to pay corporation tax.’
An HMRC spokesman said: ‘For legal reasons, we cannot comment.’
The Prince of Wales’s estates, such as Restormel Cottage in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, pictured, generated £18 million profit last year