Tag Archives: tax

  1. The Green Party Manifesto – changing our lives to save them?

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    November 21, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’m reading the party manifestos so you don’t have to. Today, it’s the Green Party. I love the Green Party …
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  2. Which is more virtuous or effective: Paying Tax or Giving to Charity?

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    July 4, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Rather excitingly, we here at Goldblog Towers received a packed mailbag of responses to yesterday’s blog, particularly the final question …
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  3. No ‘Tax lock’ would be sensible economics.

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    April 26, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Back during preparations for the 2015 General Election, there was a hole in the ‘media grid’ political parties use to …
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  4. Tories’ Tax promise speaks volumes about..Tory promises

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    May 1, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Before the 2010 election, the Conservatives said that they wouldn’t raise VAT should they be in government after it. They …
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  5. Will the main parties ever come clean about their actual tax and spending plans?

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    April 24, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Yesterday’s election news was dominated for a time by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (an independent think tank aiming to …
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  6. The abolition of Non-Doms. A Labour political masterstroke?

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    April 9, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    In 1799, at the same time as introducing the first income tax in the UK, Prime Minister William Pitt introduced …
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  7. Day one and Labour quickly falls into Tories’ austerity trap

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    January 6, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Amongst the astonishingly negative start to the General Election campaign yesterday, as the Tories said that Labour would crash the …
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  8. Miliband’s deficit cutting plan is late, but better than never

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    December 12, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The trouble with the speech Ed Miliband gave  yesterday on how Labour would reduce the deficit is not that it …
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  9. We need to pass every policy announcement from now on through the ‘Coalition lens’

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    December 7, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Bearing in mind their financial need to get things right, it is interesting to see that there isn’t a single …
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  10. Cameron delivers a speech aimed at tightening the Tory defence of Downing Street

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    October 2, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    David Cameron made his pitch to the nation yesterday in his last conference speech before the 2015 General Election. The …
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  11. UKIP policies – closely targetted at winning seats but not for a serious party of power

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    September 30, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Just before the UKIP conference, the Labour Party released a press statement pointing out that UKIP were “more Tory that …
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  12. Trade Union leaders’ “NO” not as much of a surprise as it may seem

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    September 13, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    An interesting decision announced on Sunday was by the Trade Union leaders of Scotland to support the “NO” campaign. One …
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  13. Why tax the poor to make our high streets nicer?

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    July 28, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I grew up in a small town north west of London called Northwood. The high street used to be a …
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  14. Laffer says tobacco taxes should be lower…but follow the money

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    July 20, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    When Arthur Laffer speaks about tax, people listen. So when he delivered his opinion that tobacco taxes could be too …
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