OK, Congestion Charge Dodge No. 372
Ok so you have registered your Bently Battleship and your Chelsea tractor mumtruck as a minicab and so its going to cost you less than £100 for a year, or less than a weeks worth of congestion charge.
So Tfl is going to contact the owner and see what minicab company the car is used with.
Simple. For £250 you can set up and register a company with companies house. Thats just two weeks congestion charge. Now you transfer the ownership of the vehicle to the mincab company you have just set up and bob is your uncle. All you have to do is get an operating licence from the local authority and away you go. I am sure your driver has the nessesery qualifications to qualify as a licenced minicab driver. The best bit is that this is usually a one off charge so next year the costs will be even lower.
Because both your Bentley Battleship and Chelsea tractor mumtruck are now a fleet cars you can claim the VAT back on the fuel you use as it is bought by the minicab company and is a business expence. Your driver is now an employee of the minicab company. They are probably even down as managing director or something. You can even write of the cost of his wage, fuel, maintenance, licencing fees against any tax liabilities and small business tax breaks as the minicab company will run at a loss and end up being a tax loop hole, obviously.
If you are a particularily tight bastard you can even claim back "taxi" the fairs you charge yourself to drive yourself to work as a company expence so you end up not actually paying for your car at all and you might even turn a tidy profit.
Your kids are down as regular customers and your nanny's salary is split between the "housekeeping" budget and the minicab company as she spends at least four hours of her 8 hour working day crawling through London rush hour traffic dropping the kids off and picking them up from school
I am pretty sure I am not the first to think of this and the number of mincab companies springing up in Chelsea, Mayfair and Kensington have just gone through the roof.
Its a slightly different spin on registering your company toff tank as a company car and using it as a tax break.