Tag Archives: tax

Tax revenues are under relentless attack – the government needs to take action

George Osborne ncrj

Chasing tax avoiders is labour intensive, but since 2005, 34,000 jobs have gone from HMRC.

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Exclusive: Do the party conference tax announcements stack up?

Leadersj

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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Forging a new NHS from the ashes: Labour’s chance to rebuild a British icon

NHSj

Labour could propose a tax to save the NHS and people would pay it. So what’s the problem?

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Tories refuse to rule out VAT increase

Money no copyrightj

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.

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So now we know: the benefit freeze is paying for a tax cut for the top 15%

David Cameron ncrj

The benefit freeze announced on Monday (saving: £3bn) is paying for a tax cut for the top 15 per cent (cost: £4bn).

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Osborne plans to increase inequality in the UK

George Osborne 10j

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.

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In defence of the ice bucket challenge against the killjoys

Ice bucket challenge ncrj

Only about one in 10 people actually pay up after doing the ice bucket challenge. But that’s still a lot of money.

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The Tory tax bombshell that would clobber middle earners

Money no copyrightj

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.

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Public supports tax rise to pay for NHS

NHSj

Most people would pay more in tax if it meant safeguarding the NHS, according to a new ComRes poll for the Independent.

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Labour is hitting the right notes on tax avoidance

Ed Balls ncj

Labour is willing to talk about tax avoidance but also tax evasion. For too long politicians have ducked the issue.

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