Heard about a ‘missing’ £3k in #Corbyntaxreturn? It’s not – here it is


Some right-wing Labour, media and Tory characters are still trying to make an issue of Jeremy Corbyn’s tax return, in a desperate attempt to deflect attention from the matter of Philip Hammond’s flat refusal to publish his own tax return – and the bizarre manoeuvring of Theresa May to support Hammond’s attempts to hide tax affairs he appears desperate not to reveal.

The last remnants of their ‘premature attackulation’ regarding Corbyn’s return concerns a supposed discrepancy between the amount stated on Corbyn’s tax paperwork for his LOTO (leader of the opposition) supplement of £27,192.22 and the House of Commons record of £30,587 – a difference of £3,394.78.


A huge drop from the £40,000 being trumpeted by the smear-promoters.

Now even that vestigial amount has been firmly ‘put to bed’ by Corbyn’s team, who have clarified that it is the amount of his Parliamentary pension contribution, which is taken off at source as part of PAYE (pay as you earn) and does not form part of his taxable income.

So, we’re now at a discrepancy of… zero – as was always clear, in reality.

So, this blog and I’m sure many others will be waiting for the retractions and apologies that will surely follow from Politics Home, The Sun, blairites and others.

But we won’t hold our breath.

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  1. I understand that Mr Corbyn is in receipt of three pensions – Unison, Local Government and State – as reported last year.

    Unison and State are shown as separate entries on the return and so are properly accounted for.

    If Mr Corbyn’s team are now using the following arithmetic:

    Consolidated Fund Account £30,587
    Minus Pension Contribution £ 3,395

    = Tax return figure of £27,192 shown in public office pension

    Where is the Local Government pension accounted for?

      1. It’s a simple question. Where is the Local Government pension accounted for? Don’t you think that absolute accuracy in this is important?

    1. You “understand ” Jeremy Corbyn is in receipt of a local government pension.

      But it is not listed on his tax return by your analysis.

      So maybe your “understanding” is inaccurate?

      What evidence leads you to “understand ” Jeremy Corbyn receives a local government pension?

      (And he’s been an MP for a long time, so what position do you understand he held while paying into a local government pension scheme and for how long? )

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