Blinded by business tax rake-off
, councils are despoiling high streets with a mono-culture of flashy, trendy outlets.
Here's something that will make the great British rake-off
a fair bit easier this autumn.
I call it The Great British Rake-Off
: A help-yourself-from-thetill mentality rife in broadcasting among top presenters.
There is clever school marketing so that parents have to shop at "contracted retailers" where the school gets a rake-off
, and that seems hardly fair.
The parties get a rake-off
from hotel rooms, fringe events and booze and food at receptions.
What happens when you see a pack of Christmas cards so gorgeous that you almost wish you could send them to yourself, yet incorporating nothing in the way of a charitable rake-off
? (And no, that little FSC logo does NOT mean they're for charity, it just means the tree gave consent).
At destination, the crew completes the rake-off
procedures in reverse, employing the low speed control system in combination with the compression of helium and induction of air to settle to the cargo off-load position.
Tunisians who wanted to import new brands either had to give a majority stake to a member of the family without paying, or hand over a rake-off
on the profits," he said.
Apparently, gambling addicts aren't the only ones with a habit--the province is also addicted to the tax rake-off
from the gambling institutions it licenses and controls.
Yet many Tory-majority councils are bidding for a casino as eagerly as many Labour-led authorities who, like the Canon, envisage an unprecedented rake-off
to create jobs and finance urban development.
As matches were not included in season ticket prices because of the rake-off
demanded by the RFU, even Leicester struggled to half fill their ground for ties.
Stamp duty, the Government's rake-off
from every property transaction, was once described as 'easily raised, pressing little on any particular class, especially the lower orders of society, and producing a revenue safely and expeditiously collected at small expense'.