Finance News: Treasury Minister David Gauke has said it is ‘morally repugnant’ to pay tradesmen anything apart from compliments and Monopoly money.
“I’ve never paid a tradesman anything other than compliments” said Gauke. “Or valuable advice on how to dress and speak properly. Sometimes, if I feel they’ve done a very good job, I’ll give them a cup of tea – although obviously I expense the cost of the teabags, milk and electricity.”
“Just the other day I had a plumber come to fix my boiler. Once he completed the job he tried to give me an invoice for his work, but I just gave him a firm handshake and told him I’d recommend him to my friends.”
“The feeling of a job well done is worth far more than any potentially untaxable cash fee.”
Gauke then went on to criticise the ‘reprehensible behaviour’ of vending machines that only accept cash.
Story: SImon Swatman
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