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A few years back a TV reporter, Jonathan Maitland, explained that the art of angling involves 3 things: Attention to detail;Organisation; and ultimately, sadly,A touch of brutality
"Not unlike the art of tax collecting"
These are, apparently, the five most outrageous personal expenses claims included in 2013-14 Self Assessment tax returns. The costs for storing Mars Bars overnight in a fridge.The cost of a pair of flip flops so I don’t have to walk barefoot between my work’s changing and shower rooms.The costs for my intimate waxing. I bought a second hand car to get me from home to work so I didn’t have to walk. I purchased my own flat, so I need to claim back the money I spent on the furniture.
I can't help but wonder how many of these were inspired by reports of claims about the expenses that MPs have claimed in the past!