Yes, well I’ve just (when I first drafted this blog post in March) seen this excellent piece of forward planning *sarcasm*……
So, let’s try come up with some plans ourselves, shall we?
The first thing, based on a Tweet from Daniel Hannan I remember seeing a few months back saying we could knock around 60% off Council Tax. Based on this, I’m thinking maybe phase the cut in by reducing it by around 2 – 5% a year while using the excess to play catch-up on the crapload of Infrastructure repairs & upgrades required in many places + regeneration projects and things like that until the 60% cut is achieved (or things are met part way).
The next thing I’m thinking of it to use it as an excuse to introduce Flat Taxes. Not only do they piss off lefties who can’t do maths or properly read about policies before jumping into attack mode, but they also get shot of loopholes that mean the better paid pay more from it being easier just to pay it than employ a decent accountant to find ways of wriggling out of paying more than necessary. The less well paid also pay less because of a threshold that lets them keep hold of more of their money.
Following this up by a Universal Income welfare system I’ve seen a handful of other countries decide to roll out… a number of other countries seem to also be having a crack at introducing them since I first spotted Telegraph articles about it, so why not?
Introduce something called “Agricultural Allowance” / “Farming Credits” to replace EU subsidies to British farmers. + maybe something similar for our tattered & torn fishing industry while it gets back on it’s feet from decades of EU interference?
Double the cancer drugs funding, think it’s currently about the same as what we’ve been paying the EU daily….
Ditch V.A.T from 20% to around 10-17.5%… I’ve got an app on my iPhone called VAT Pro, which also gives the rates for equivalent sales taxes in other parts of the world, such as 6.5% in Illinois over in the United States.
At the same time we could put through my earlier plan of ditching 2 different taxes on road fuel (fuel duty + vat), and create a new single Fuel Sales Tax on it instead.
I’ll probably come up with a few more ideas later, perhaps?
Other stuff to do will probably include a bonfire of surplus regulations that’ve been foisted on us over the years