Category: Taxes

The category for posts relating to taxes

Planning for Brexit

Yes, well I’ve just (when I first drafted this blog post in March) seen this excellent piece of forward planning *sarcasm*…… Government Refuses to Plan for #Brexit Despite Poll Lead https://t.co/5pzynhpOlN via @BreitbartNews — ConservativeChitChat (@ConservativeCCh) March 1, 2016 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 &

Posted in Benefits / Welfare, Brexit, Policy ideas, Taxes, UK

Pain in the arse travel tax on Argentina & Spain

Earlier on I noticed in the news that the Argies + the Spanish were at it again giving us s**t over the Falklands & Gibraltar with their total bollocks claims again. FALKLANDS ROW: Fury as United Nations bureaucrats rule islands ‘lie in Argentine waters’ https://t.co/sWzSyvBkAI — ConservativeChitChat (@ConservativeCCh) March 29, 2016 Spain threatens to drive #Gibraltar to COLLAPSE with border shutdown threat https://t.co/cHMWGeGmLh — ConservativeChitChat (@ConservativeCCh) March 29, 2016 This has since given me the idea that we should consider whacking an extra 25% Travel tax on journeys to Spain & Argentina in order to cover the costs of guarding our territories.

Posted in Policy ideas, Taxes

Some of the stuff that ConservativeChitChat Supports (UK Edition)

1) Brexit… Leaving the EU holds the key to being able to do alot of the stuff that many of the stuff I support likely depends on, like keeping proper tabs on immigration. 2) Flat Taxes… they’ve been yapping for too long about simplifying them, how about actually doing it? Introducing Flat Taxes would zap many loopholes, and encourage those with fat wallets to just cough-up what they owe, instead of paying accountants to find ways to wriggle out of paying more than they have to. 3) A £155 per week Minimum Citizens income…. originally touted by the Greens, and branded a bloody stupid idea because it would cost around

Posted in Benefits / Welfare, Defense, Economy & Finance, EU, Policy ideas, Taxes, Transport, UK Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Shove your sugar taxes where the sun doesn’t shine

All they would do is take money from poor people (making them poorer), straight into the government’s bank account without doing anything to tackle the actual problem (such as encouraging people to take a break from sitting on their arse watching crap reality shows, or playing call of duty, and getting some damn exercise). Items that would be affected are already expensive enough for what they are, without some jumped-up food-nazi TV Chef’s nanny-state taxes being whacked on top of them. Most 45g Chocolate bars cost around 60p now (were around 45p when I was a kid)…. 330ml cans of soft drink are around 59p to 70p now (up from

Posted in Health, Leftards, Random thoughts, Taxes

What became of Gordon Brown’s infamous Stealth Taxes?

This is the random question that just popped into my head a few minutes ago. I’ve seen plenty of mention of them in the past, such as at this link I like to keep handy: http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/garbagegate/item2/stealth.htm I suppose I’d be right in guessing that unlike Gordon Brown, a large chunk of them haven’t disappeared yet and are still sneaking extra money out of our pockets into the government piggy bank, in addition to the “super star” taxes that get all the main attention, e.g. Income Tax, National Insurance, Fuel Tax, Road Tax, etc. Am I right?

Posted in Economy & Finance, Government, Leftards, Random thoughts, Taxes

Changing the name of National Insurance

Earlier on I saw news that George Osborne was thinking of changing the name of National Insurance to “Earnings Tax”. The Taxpayers Alliance seemed pretty chuffed….. Post by The TaxPayers’ Alliance. Others weren’t so sure….. Post by Politics UK. I’m of the opinion of a different choice of name than “Earnings Tax”. We’ve already got an “Earnings Tax”, it’s called Income Tax. I’ve thought maybe “Health & Welfare Contributions T ax” would be more appropriate (and use it ONLY for that), or just get on with merging it into a Flat Income Tax, and stick it in a breakdown as “Income Tax: Health & Welfare Contributions”. UPDATE: The Taxpayer’s Alliance

Posted in Government, Taxes

Another Conservative MP enters my bad books

The latest addition is Justine Greening, having today been reported in the Telegraph & Daily Mail to be in support of increasing tax on Petrol & Diesel at a time the bloody things (remember, fuel gets taxed twice – fuel duty + V.A.T) need cutting to encourage growth & stop ripping off tax payers by charging more in tax on petrol & diesel than the actual fuel costs. The members of the public commenting below the 2 articles don’t sound too chuffed with her either. So much for the potential she showed looking into the Car Insurance rip-off not so long ago. The previous MP to get into my bad

Posted in Fuel, Government, Taxes, Technology, Transport

We’ve run out of money, let’s treat a stackload more Foreigners on the NHS

So was the gist of a pair of Headlines I saw the other week, and been meaning to mutter something about on this blog ever since. Anyone else see the logic in this? Around 26th Feb, George Osborne says “UK has Run out of Money“, and seems to be going ahead with a Fuel Tax rise at a time everyone’s screaming out for him to cut the damn things to stop harming the economy + cut government spending to fund Tax cuts. Then a few days later, there is the headline “Foreigners to get £20,000 HIV Drugs FREE on the NHS“…. what part of “there’s no money left” don’t they

Posted in Taxes, The News

Something still needs to be done about the UK’s Taxes on Petrol & Diesel

The other day I read an article saying it now costs £100 to fill the fuel tank of an average family car. That means filling your car now costs: £11 more than one of those Amazon Kindle E-Reader gadgets Filling your tank 4 times costs the same as an iPhone 3GS cost me to buy outright on Pay as You Go from the Vodafone Online Store last year, or also the same as an iPAD2 16GB WiFi. Filling it 5 times costs about the same as a near top of the range Panasonic Camcorder + decent sized SDHC card to record the pictures & video’s on. More articles on UK

Posted in Fuel, Taxes, Transport

A fairer way to tax fuel?

The UK may have been free from the tyranny of Gormless Gordon for several months now, but his legacy of bloody crazy fuel prices (largely down to his extortionate taxes, remember) lives on. The latest figure I have of £1.30 a litre apparently works out at: £0.50 for the liquid that goes inside your car’s fuel tank £0.80 in taxes on the fuel to the beancounters in the Treasury. The taxes (both of them) being “Fuel Duty“, and then “V.A.T” on top of that – double taxing in other words (isn’t that supposed to be illegal? I’m sure I’ve heard several people mention it is). Back in the summer when

Posted in Fuel, Policy ideas, Taxes, Transport, UK