Labour First Minister Carwyn Jones

Labour First Minister Carwyn Jones

The Welsh Government’s First Minister Carwyn Jones earned a total of  £119,184 in 2014-15 out of which £41,147 was deducted in tax – according to his tax return which has now been published.

The First Minister – who remains in office until after the election – said “I’ve today published detail from my latest tax return in light of the recent public debate. This includes detail of my AM and First Minister pay minus pensions contribution and tax paid.” He added that “I’ve always stood for transparency and honesty in politics.”

First Minister Carwyn Jones's tax return indicated that he overpaid income tax

First Minister Carwyn Jones’s tax return indicated that he overpaid income tax

Welsh LibDem Leader Kirsty Williams

Welsh LibDem Leader Kirsty Williams

Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams has also published her tax return, showing her income for 2014-15 as £64,144, of which £15,281 was deducted in income tax. She said she had done this to “restore faith in politics after the Panama papers scandal but this race to the bottom doesn’t change our flawed tax system”.

Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood

Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood

Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood – who is standing for election for the South Wales Central constituency which includes Penarth –  has also followed suit .

Her taxable income was  £48,547 and income tax of £9,043 was deducted. Wood declined to take the £23,000 leader’s allowance that she would have been entitled to on becoming leader of Plaid Cymru.


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  1. Philip Rapier says:

    My Panama Hat is ready to eat at the Woodcraft Hustings should both Conservative Leader Andrew R. T. Davies, our Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns….. the UKIP Leader and Candidates in Wales publish their Tax Returns .Time to show some real courage and leadership

  2. Clive says:

    Only £16 interest from UK banks and Building Society’s, one would have through that someone in this position would have investments that would generate more interest than £16!

    • whatsoccurin says:

      apparently George Osbourne picked up £3 interest-I can beat them-last year Lloyds informed me by post that my “savings account” had made one pence interest over the year!!

  3. Andrew sarchus says:

    The only one not grossly overpaid (for their performance) is L Wood. Pity she’s not a top notch manager eh. But then neither is Williams or Jones. Possibly ISA’s Clive.

  4. AK says:

    I wonder what Tony Bliar’s tax return looks like ?

  5. Chris Williamson says:

    This is not a tax return, it is form SA302 which only shows your “declared” income.
    It shows how much tax was paid.

  6. Mark Foster says:

    Stephen Doughty’s Co-operative Movement Woodcraft Hustings indeed!

    Why my English colleagues continue to fund your farcical Welsh Assembly and Vale of Glamorgan Council is beyond me. They should refuse to pay for them any longer, Port Talbot too. You’d soon have to shut them down, mend your ways, start competing for business and stop wasting OPM.

    You really have to put people like Carwyn Jones, Philip Rapier and Andrew R.T. Davies into the Dustbin of History and elect a real Nationalist leader.

    • hopenotnasty says:

      Sorry I believe you said a few posts back that the UK would be better off if we had a politician like Donald Trump. That says it all about your posts. We can all be patriotic but nationalism is very narrow minded.

      Nationalism in Scotland is turning that country into a one party state. Their has to be healthy opposition.

  7. Lindsay says:

    Blimey Mark, you make Christopher David and his chums sound like a bunch of moderate, fair minded softies.

    • Peter Church says:

      Blimey Lindsay, the logo to the right of your name has changed design and colour again. Must be hard for you to remember which e-mail address your on!
      Then again, those with multiple identities often find it hard to keep to one alias 🙂

      • Lindsay says:

        Hi Peter. I guess you must be acting as spokesperson for Christopher, Mark and goodness knows who else. I have no idea what you mean by “the logo to the right of your name” but, for the sake of clarity, I’m happy to confirm that I have only one email address and have only ever used one email address. You’re spot on about the problems the people with multiple identities must face.

      • Peter Church says:

        Back to the mauve colour logo again, glad you remembered your correct e-mail address!

  8. Big Davey says:

    Pity we can’t see the allowable expenses that are non-taxable.

    Surely a chauffeur driven car is a benefit in kind? Unless there is anther rule for politicians.

    I know if I had a chauffeur driven limo provided by my company I would pay (quite rightly) a heft benefit in kind tax.

  9. Christopher David says:

    You’ll have to explain and show reason Mr Foster. Most wont, only because its not their day to day stuff- see what your underlying message means. OPM and its surrounding message won’t mean much. Mind whatever your arguments Port Talbot comment is a step too far, its very counter to your core argument!

  10. Andrew Sarchus says:

    “Lindsay” caught out again. So here’s a challenge. Either come clean and give us your identity or creep off. Its like being prodded by a robot sheep that’s had some sort of IQ transplant. Are you virtual? A programme? As an e-mail changing anonominity you have no validity. So back to grown ups, Chris Williams, form SA302 interesting. But isn’t it the case legally he can only leave off ISA income? “The SA302 is a brief summary of the income that has been reported to HMRC. It is effectively a certificate that documents exactly how much income you have declared”. Source Clifford Towers. Key words “brief summary” & “declared”. I’m no supporter of any of these pro politicos that have never experienced the real world, but I am intrigued.

  11. Lindsay says:

    I look forward to seeing Andrew Davies’ return featured on here

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