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New royal chef

Massive BiK

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The royal family is looking to hire a new chef on a salary of £22,076.04 per yearand with the option to live at Buckingham Palace.

https://lnkd.in/gEAvyZE

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The small print says there will be a salary adjustment for living at Buckingham Palace. Only needs to be £60.50/night to wipe out the salary ...

Whatever the deduction, won’t there be a massive BiK on the difference between that deduction and the real cost? Granted an accurate MV would be impossible, but it’s gotta be >£500/night hasn’t it? Don’t know what the room facilities will be like, but for the surroundings at least. Try getting a room in central London for less than £60. 

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By Vaughan Blake1
19th Jul 2019 12:48

I would have thought that it would be covered by the 'for the better performance etc' exemption.

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
19th Jul 2019 12:52

Even though it's optional?

Thinking about it, don't the new BiK rules mean that even if you don't stay there, you'll be taxed on the MV (£500?£1k?£2k?) instead of the <£60.

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By Wilson Philips
19th Jul 2019 13:03

Surely the BIK would be based on usual accommodation rules. Who is the employer in this case, and what is the cost to them of the accommodation?

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
19th Jul 2019 13:25

It’s Buckingham Palace - I’d’ve thought that the sq ft costs would be a decent amount. Or are we getting into the Family (personal) v Crown (state) argument.

Brings on another question ... assuming that I’ve remembered correctly that all of Prince Charles’ expenses are tax deductible against the Duchy profits because his job is to be the Prince of Wales, then if Buckingham Palace et al are state owned, shouldn’t he have accommodation & other BiKs?

For the record, I am a Royalist.

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By tom123
19th Jul 2019 14:51

Have you not watched Downton Abbey or Gosford Park?

I don't expect the accommodation is up to much.

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By Wilson Philips
19th Jul 2019 15:45

But market value is irrelevant.

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By gainsborough
19th Jul 2019 15:34

Probably falling more into board and lodging rules as unlikely to be separate self-contained accommodation?

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By gainsborough
19th Jul 2019 15:39

....with marginal cost to employer not amounting to much...

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By Richard Grant
20th Jul 2019 07:46

While you're on the subject how about the BIK of No10 and Chequers to the PM? A fleet of cars and drivers and husband being taken on foreign holidays (sorry visits).

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By DJKL
20th Jul 2019 14:01

As a small aside my grandmother worked for "the firm"as a pastry cook at St James's Palace prior to WW1, then transferred to the Governor of Gibraltar where she met my grandfather and subsequently married him there in 1919.

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By geoffmw1
22nd Jul 2019 11:10

DJKL
What has that got to do withy the query?

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By Wilson Philips
22nd Jul 2019 11:32

Did you miss the "As a small aside ..."?

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By Vile Nortin Naipaan
22nd Jul 2019 11:39

They're going to get a low-rent chef for that salary!

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By pauljohnston
22nd Jul 2019 11:51

If he/she is a chef then it will only be for lodging. The board bit I guess he will prepare himself and be fed from chef tasting of banquet food.

Good luck to any PAYe instector that tries to audit the Buck House PAYE records. Apart from every civil serrvant there being of a higher grade than he/she if she/he upsets the wrong person it could be the Tower or head on a pike.

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