Seafarers Tax Petition

jonnie
8th October 2008, 22:30
Hi, if any of you have a spare minute, could you please sign the petition here

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/OffshoreSEDs/

Its a petition against the governments change in classification of some offshore vessels so that the crews cannot claim their tax back.

Many thanks!

Gulpers
8th October 2008, 22:45
We have happily signed petitions in the past for Gurkhas (deserving cause) and HM Coastguard (personal interest) so let's pull the stops out and support our own seafarers.
Petition signed with pleasure! (Applause)

ROBERT HENDERSON
8th October 2008, 23:01
I have signed and expressed my disgust at the shabby way our seafarers are being treated once again.

Regards Robert

sparkie2182
8th October 2008, 23:05
all done.............:)

duncan innes
8th October 2008, 23:19
signed up .

forthbridge
9th October 2008, 02:24
Just signed

Keltic Star
9th October 2008, 06:08
Done with pleasure

jonnie
9th October 2008, 08:31
Thanks all, I hope they listen to us

Jonnie

chadburn
9th October 2008, 13:58
Signed On.

orkneyman
9th October 2008, 15:06
Signed today as well

Huytonbrian
9th October 2008, 15:33
Signed with pleasure.

ddraigmor
9th October 2008, 15:38
Signed.

Jonty

lochluichart
9th October 2008, 16:28
Done, with pleasure.

sooty
9th October 2008, 18:48
All done.Best of Luck.

joebuckham
9th October 2008, 21:18
signed

Conrad
10th October 2008, 17:16
Done,

Hope it helps

Best Regards
Conrad Whitson

John Crossland
13th October 2008, 08:31
Signed with pleasure (Thumb)

C'mon you guys, there's only 251 people signed so far !!! (MAD)

OLD STRAWBERRY
13th October 2008, 08:41
Done and Dusted.

G0SLP
13th October 2008, 08:42
Done (Thumb)

zealandic
13th October 2008, 09:25
signed.. with utmost pleasure

Ted Else
13th October 2008, 09:39
Done!

timo
13th October 2008, 10:12
signed.

Albert Bishop
13th October 2008, 10:22
Its done, Hope it does some good

mike N
13th October 2008, 11:50
Done it.

Paul Barford
13th October 2008, 12:42
Done!
If we can't stop this now,it will only be a matter of time before it effects all of us still sailing.Without the seafarers deduction I would have been ashore long ago!

forthbridge
6th February 2009, 17:10
Government reply to petition is here

http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page18244

Burned Toast
6th February 2009, 17:12
done(Thumb)

ChasD
6th February 2009, 18:28
For those interested who haven't already received a copy, the Government response is here.

http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page18244

(Sorry, duplicated Forthbridge !)

barrinoz
7th February 2009, 02:36
Good idea, you guys. In a time of global economic crisis try to ensure that you and your families retain the benefits of the health, education, welfare, trade, law and order, defence and infrastructure of the realm while abdicating your responsibility to pay for it. Onya!

john fraser
12th February 2009, 02:20
We.ve just been informed that all "Non American"personel employed on American owned vessels must pay American Tax,even though the employer is not American

Malky Glaister
12th February 2009, 02:33
Petition is closed now, I missed it but I would have signed
Malky Glaister

jonnie
14th February 2009, 16:49
now the government just needs to decide when a ship 'is not mobile'.

barrinoz, its not a new idea. the UK wouldnt have many seafarers if we had to pay tax. not a good position for a country which relies on the sea trade to be in.

a pity that the SED couldnt be extended to the british seafarers working on coastal vessels in the uk