Deliver teachers some tax relief

6th June 2003 at 01:00

I WAS disappointed to read that Andrew Flint, a tax expert, thinks that the Government would not give tax relief to teachers working at home because it would open the floodgates to claims from other groups of workers (TES, Friday magazine, May 9).

If this proves to be the case then we must start a campaign to remove the privilege from councillors, insurance agents, domiciliary midwives, examiners and university lecturers. Do midwives take pregnant women home with them who are about to give birth "out of hours" so that they can deliver them in their spare bedroom? Do they claim for the cost of using the kettle to produce "boiling water, quickly, and lots of it!" ?

Chris Chelu

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