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Scottish Government denies it is to offshore Audit Scotland to India after critical report


A Scottish Government spokeswoman has denied rumours it is to offshore Audit Scotland to India after it wrote a highly critical report about the failing CAP system.

“Yes, we know people think we normally sack anybody who points out problems; and yes some say we sacked anybody on the CAP system who raised concerns; and yes it is rumoured we just sacked 2 permanent staff and put others on permanent gardening leave for raising issues ”

“But it is simply not true that we are going to offshore Audit Scotland to India. It will probably be the Phillipines instead.”

“And whilst we’re at it, we’d like to recommend Dominic Prabhu as the new Agriculture Minister – he’s already a preferred supplier with an excellent track record so it is a natural choice.”

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IT Visa Abuse claims could dwarf PPI claims as estimates exceed £1/2 trillion

16 years ago, as the millennium was being celebrated nobody could have imagined that the all powerful banks would be setting aside billions to compensate missold PPI.

  
Workers, Unions and regulators are now estimating that IT companies who abused the visa process to eradicate the British workforce from their UK offices and projects could now be facing claims in excess of £1/2 trillion over the coming years.

Furthermore, companies that offshore could be targeted in new tax avoidance legislation and taxed at 40% of gross offshore expenditure to compensate Government coffers that have been emptied and that have led to 8 years of unnecessary austerity.

The U.K. government has boasted that it recklessly allowed up to half a million visas be approved each year, bringing into the UK a workforce of artificially cheap labour.

As IT companies have made billions, the U.K. workforce has been destroyed and the Chancellor has lost up to £10billion in tax revenue in the recent coalition and Tory government era alone.

In Scotland, challenging this tax evasion and bringing jobs back into Scotland for Scottish people could completely wipe out the £15bn deficit in one parliament.

Here is a summary of what the claims could entail, based on recent litigation in the States and discussions with Unions:

  • Claims by migrant workers who have been discriminated against and underpaid for their work
  • Claims by resident workers who lost jobs to migrant workers
  • Claims by resident workers who were denied jobs in favour of migrant workers

In total, it is estimated that 5million migrant workers were brought into the UK in the last ten years and replaced resident workers.

Claims of £50k per migrant worker for discrimination and similar for resident workers could leave IT companies facing a bill of £100k for every migrant worker they brought in.

With 5 million workers brought in, the bill looks set to reach £1/2 trillion very quickly.

Now consider the offshored development and call centres and new tax legislation could lead to £multi-billion tax bills for the same period.

The next ten years look set to be very difficult for IT companies but could turn around the fortunes of the U.K. as a country.