Spencer Thompson has picked apart the conference announcements of Labour, the Conservatives and the Lib Dems – so which party will benefit whom?
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As well as hitting the poorest through a freeze on working-age benefits, the Tories may also be planning to hit them again with a hike in VAT.
The benefit freeze announced on Monday (saving: £3bn) is paying for a tax cut for the top 15 per cent (cost: £4bn).
This is part of a plan to hit the poorest as hard as possible with benefit cuts whilst at the same time saying that if you can afford to save you need not pay tax at all.
Only about one in 10 people actually pay up after doing the ice bucket challenge. But that’s still a lot of money.
A senior Tory at the heart of government policymaking has let slip that the Conservatives are considering a new tax plan which could hammer middle and low earners.
Most people would pay more in tax if it meant safeguarding the NHS, according to a new ComRes poll for the Independent.
Labour is willing to talk about tax avoidance but also tax evasion. For too long politicians have ducked the issue.
The coalition’s deficit reduction plan has increased the overall tax burden on the poor, says new study.