Ex-civil servant & husband jailed for HK$4.9m housing allowance fraud
ICAC, 15-Jan-2020
Why does the Government pay more to those who rent a home than to those who don't? In the private sector, people get what their skills are worth, no more, no less. Mr Luk was worth what his employer paid him. If he had received it as salary rather than housing allowance then his wife would have been in the clear, but he probably wanted the weird HK tax break in which housing is only assessed as 10% of cash pay, regardless of value. That should be scrapped.
Ex-Estate Surveyor of HD and husband guilty of HK$4.9m housing allowance fraud
ICAC, 7-Jan-2020
Once again, the real question is why the Government pays different amounts to employees with the same skills and experience based on whether they rent a flat and whether their spouse has a housing allowance from his/her employer.

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