Teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 994 times:
Guess what.... UK Tax payers are not the only ones.... French and German too.
And in fact, it pays twice for tax payers.
First, it helped to create jobs , then reducing unemployment, and the payments to unemployed people. I consider it is better to give money to create jobs rather than giving the money to unemployed people.
And when the company gives the money back, that is even better.
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Rick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 980 times:
I think what this post is trying to highlight is the UK Government "acting the bank" (as all Governments do) and obtaining a large amount of interest from the deal.
To be fair though the interest rate was probably in the order of 5% per annum, which over 14 years would up the repayment due on the £250,000 loan to about £425,000. The other £75,000 (let's say) would be in Royalties, and there's your £500,000.
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