Did you know? It was Benjamin Franklin who wrote in a 1789 letter “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. The earliest recorded tax can be traced back to 2500 B.C. Sumerian tablets of this time detail payments of taxes called ‘burdens’. Money was not coined at this time so payment of tax was in the form of livestock, such as sheep or cattle.
Throughout history taxation has been considered problematic with many recorded examples of discontent. One of the most famous examples in Great Britain’s history is the legend of Lady Godiva. It is alleged that, in the 11th Century, she rode naked through the streets of Coventry to gain a remission from the oppressive taxes imposed by her husband Leofric, Earl of Mercia. Residents were ordered to stay indoors whilst she undertook her task, all obeyed except a tailor, Tom, known afterwards as ‘peeping Tom’.
We do not advocate riding naked through your local town, village or city as an effective method of lowering taxes… but we can assist with finance of your tax liabilities. Whether it be January/July tax bill, Corporation tax, VAT or other short term lending requirements we have the expertise to arrange a facility that spreads the cost at market leading rates.