Tag Archives: Taxation

Per-flight tax pledge just another per-day coalition failure

There has been yet another coalition u-turn – this time over the per-flight tax pledge, reports the Fabian Society’s Natan Doron.

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The truth behind the Mail’s warning that 50p tax will cost £350bn

The Daily Mail this morning reported that “Labour’s 50p tax rate ‘could cost the country £350bn’, Osborne warned”. The claim was calculated on the back of a fag packet.

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Small companies pay most corporation tax as Britain fuels new race to the bottom

New research from Oxford University shows the 30-year race to the bottom on corporation tax. Large companies get away with paying less tax than small companies.

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Lib Dems’ tax threshold policy robs Peter to pay Paul

New analysis by Gavin Kelly shows how individual tax and benefit changes will impact a normal family. They underline the meagreness of the Lib Dem’s policy to raise the income tax threshold.

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Five facts about Osborne’s permanent VAT rise

George Osborne set out yesterday that the VAT rise to 20% would be permanent. Left Foot Forward sets out five facts about the regressive and avoidable tax rise.

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Two nation Conservatism: VAT rise hits North harder than South

A new report shows the Governments rise in VAT could hit not only the poor, but also the middle class heavily, with some areas being particularly drastically hit.

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As Scotland gets greater taxation powers, is Northern Ireland next?

On the day the coalition unveiled its formal legislative proposals to give Holyrood greater tax varying powers, a group of business leaders in Northern Ireland have called for Stormont to be given the power to set its own corporation tax.

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Are Ed and AJ really split over 50p?

The red tops are overflowing with stories today of Labour’s split over the 50p rate. But is there really a cigarette paper between the Labour leader and his shadow chancellor?

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Private pensions industry is an utter failure and needs reform

Amazingly, the private pensions paid in that same year were very slightly less – at about £35 billion. In other words, not one penny of private pensions paid in that year was at cost to the private pension sector: all were paid at cost to the government.

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“Government must think again” – Johnson lays out Labour’s alternative

The Shadow Chancellor Alan Johnson today attacked the Coalition Government’s plan, arguing that it risked jobs and growth, and set out Labour’s alternative.

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