Amy Lame has terminated the cushy property deal involving her company and her partner following Guido’s story last week. On Friday we revealed that Lame runs her taxpayer-funded company from the subsidised student accommodation of her partner, who she employs as company secretary. On Tuesday, Lame made two filings to Companies House: the first ending the employment of her partner Jennie Hogan, the second changing the company’s registered address from Hogan’s subsidised flat to a new address on Great Russell Street. It was a very naughty arrangement – Hogan let Lame run her taxpayer-funded business from her College flat in return for a share of the profits, all while no income tax was paid. Quietly ending the deal after Guido shone a light on it looks very guilty indeed…
Sadiq Khan’s aide Amy Lame runs her taxpayer-funded company from the subsidised student accommodation of her partner, who she employs as company secretary. Lame’s City Hall salary is paid into her company Amy Lame Ltd, meaning she pays no income tax. Amy Lame Ltd is registered to her partner Jennie Hogan’s address in leafy Mecklenburgh Square. The property is owned by Goodenough College, where Hogan is a chaplain – it is listed by the College as subsidised accommodation costing around one-third less than market rates. Hogan is a shareholder and company secretary of Amy Lame Ltd.
It is a cushy deal – Hogan lets Lame run her taxpayer-funded business from her College flat. In return, Hogan gets a share of the profits. All while no income tax is paid. This is a financial arrangement that would make Ken Livingstone proud…
UPDATE: Tory GLA leader Gareth Bacon says:
“Another day, and there are further serious questions for Amy Lamé to answer. The Mayor of London should take control of this situation, reverse his decision to pay her through a personal service company and avoid bringing the reputation of City Hall into further disrepute.”
City AM reports that Sadiq Khan’s Twitter troll aide has written to the leaders of six Tory councils apologising for calling Ruth Davidson “scum“, George Osborne a “c*nt” and celebrating Thatcher’s death. Since Lame’s only public response to the row has been to ‘like’ tweets supporting her unhinged rants, you’ll be forgiven for not believing her apology is genuine.
— Alex Wickham (@WikiGuido) November 16, 2016
Still no explanation from Khan or Lame about her tax arrangements, which are highly abnormal for a public official…
Sadiq Khan’s new aide Amy Lame tweeted this on the day Margaret Thatcher died. A charming accompaniment to her other tweets calling Ruth Davidson “scum“, shouting “scum” at a Tory LGBT group and accusing David Cameron of “using his dead son as a pawn”. This appointment is good for Khan’s street cred with the loonies, bad for his image as Labour’s most sensible senior politician.
Sadiq Khan’s new part-time aide and full-time internet troll is to receive her City Hall income through a personal service company. Amy Lame, who has attacked Amazon and Boris Johnson over supposed tax avoidance, paid no income tax last year.
The Sunday Times reports Lame, real name Amy Caddle, will be paid her taxpayer-funded £35,000 salary for two days work a week via Amy Lame Ltd, allowing her to pay corporation tax rather than income tax despite being a public servant. Amy Lame Ltd is registered to an address in North London’s desirable Mecklenburgh Square, where a flat costs over a million quid. This appointment stinks – Lame is a completely unqualified z-list comedian who has been rewarded for her Labour fundraising with a fake job funded by the taxpayer. And despite her previous virtue signalling is now being allowed to take her salary in a highly tax efficient way…
Sadiq Khan has today appointed his new ‘Night Czar’ – Amy Lame will be paid £35,000 a year for working only 2.5 days a week. So who is she? Lame says the Tories are “scum“, accused David Cameron of using his “dead son as a pawn”, and once tweeted that George Osborne is a “c**t”. Why is Sadiq giving this woman thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money?
UPDATE: Lame has also tweeted on several occasions ‘joking’ about her regret that the Queen is still alive: