Thursday, September 18, 2008

Is the figure embarassing?

Given all the mess and problems with the "beta" Number 10 website, I was amused to see this question in Parliament, and it's "answer".

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Prime Minister how much the most recent redesign of the No. 10 website cost.

The Prime Minister: The No. 10 website has been updated to include more news content, videos and in-depth features. The costs associated with the redesign will be included in the overall running costs of the website. Figures for the financial year 2008-09 will be available when the Cabinet Office annual resource accounts have been audited.
Translation: You will be lucky to get the figure by August 2009.


Pyers said...

More likely May 2010 .....

G Eagle Esq said...

Dear Dizzy

Please forgive my seeking your help over some mathemagical mysteries - I hope you have a better understanding than this Eagle

How much Tax the Government might lose over Lehmann Bros & HBOS ?

1. If all 5,000 Lehmann's London employees are paid an average of £100,000 per year and if they all lose their jobs, it would seem the Revenue would lose £25 million in income tax/national insurance

* is an average £100,000 salary an under-estimate

2. HBOS seem to have told the BBC that they pay £3,150 tax per second

* this totals almost £138 million per month & £1.655 billion per year (80% of a New Aircraft Carrier)

I have the honour to remain your obedient servant etc

G Eagle