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Should NHS patients have to show their passport?

Discussion in 'News from the UK, Europe and the rest of the World' started by Timmers, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. John Surrey

    John Surrey Active Member

    Just an example I know the real ratio is much larger :) ...
  2. John Surrey

    John Surrey Active Member

    You're breaking my heart...
  3. Dave_E

    Dave_E Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Try this John: http://www.uktaxcalculators.co.uk/

    Quite interesting that a person earning £15,000 pays only £700 tax, whilst a person earning £150,000 pays £53,300 tax.

    That is 76 times as much tax.

    As an individual the high earner pays a lot more into the system.

    * (Using default values, Male DOB 1970, not self employed, no allowances, 2017/2018 tax year)
  4. John Surrey

    John Surrey Active Member

    Crumbs 76 times as much tax!

    How about this one then, everyone needs a fridge don't they...say it cost £300 plus £60 vat:

    The guy earning £150,000 pa will only have to work 4.68 hours to pay for it and the £60 vat as a percentage of his hourly pay will be 78%

    But the poor guy earning £15,000 pa will have to work 46.8 hours to pay for his fridge and then the £60 vat as a percentage of his hourly pay will be a whopping 780% ... and even worse the guy on £15,000 pa won't be able to bring his Filipina wife back to the uk!
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  5. Dave_E

    Dave_E Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    What has that got to do with the NHS?
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  6. bigmac

    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    about 15 years or so back i was referred by my GP to a cardio consultant--at the former King Edward VII hospital--at Midhurst in Surrey. this was on the NHS. this involved several visits--and a proceedure and follow ups.

    i live on the isle of wight...so this involved meeting a hospital mini-bus at Southsea--up to the hospital--and trip back again. several times.

    when i was admitted--overnight--i had my own private bedroom--en suite--colour tv etc. meals were all first class--as was all the treatment.

    the hospital also had a very busy private client income--mostly wealthy a-rab types.

    but all this cost me--nothing. zilch.

    very sadly that hospital is now a very upmarket housing estate.
  7. Gaoh2

    Gaoh2 New Member

    That's actually shocking when it's put into numbers like that. 76 times higher?! I also double checked using my tax calculator: https://www.income-tax.co.uk/ You're right! But I must argue that is the way it should be, higher wage, higher taxes.
  8. Bootsonground

    Bootsonground Well-Known Member

    Just a thought..
    If everyone in the UK needs a fridge why are there so few British manufacturers paying a decent wage to Brit workers to make them?
    What do they make in Britain these days?
    I had a quick look on Google and it says we make "financial services" so I guess anyone not working in the service industry in the UK these days are screwed!
  9. Mattecube

    Mattecube Gone Trusted Member

    Interesting opening comment in the forum, I note it's your first message too! And you want to argue, and you don't even know us yet.
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