The really odd thing about Chris Moyles' tax scam - where he signed papers during his tenure as breakfast show presenter on Radio One claiming to be a second hand car dealer for tax purposes - is how would anyone think this a good idea in the first place?
The only possibility is that Moyles' accountant actually does double-up as a second-hand car salesperson. Let's hope he's better at flogging Ladas than doing sums.
Let's enjoy those Moyles 'apology' tweets, shall we?
I want to comment about a recent tribunal tax ruling.— Chris Moyles (@CHRISDJMOYLES) February 21, 2014
Upon advice, I signed up to a scheme which I was assured was legal. Despite this, my knowledge of the dealings of the scheme were naive.— Chris Moyles (@CHRISDJMOYLES) February 21, 2014
I take full responsibility and have learnt a valuable lesson.— Chris Moyles (@CHRISDJMOYLES) February 21, 2014
"I take full responsibility for this matter, by, erm, saying someone else told me to do it and I don't have the expert tax knowledge to grasp that pretending to be selling second hand cars while presenting one of the highest profile radio programmes in Europe wasn't entirely legitimate. I mean, that's the sort of thing you'd need years of professional experience to understand, right, when you sign a piece of paper that says 'I make a living selling second hand cars' despite not ever having done so much as hung a piney tree in a 1996 Skoda, that you might be claiming something that isn't true. But, yeah, full responsibility up until that point."