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Opinion: Fairer Taxes? How higher rate taxpayers will benefit more in 2014

Earlier this week I saw this tweet from Paul Lewis of BBC Radio 4’s Moneybox programme:

This struck me as odd, so I asked Paul how he calculated the £195 figure (I do not know enough about benefits and Universal Credit to make a judgement on the £39 figure). He quickly answered:

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LibLink…Danny Alexander: The Liberal Democrats are the only fair tax party

Ed Miliband’s speech on tax the other day sparked bemusement amongst Liberal Democrats. For years, Labour have passed off the Liberal Democrats as the sellout Spawn of Satan and here they were embracing Vince Cable’s Mansion Tax and trying to make out that they knew how to make the tax system fairer.

Amongst those bemused Liberal Democrats is Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, the man who has given 23 million people a tax cut by raising the threshold at which they start to pay tax. For the tax year beginning in April, this will amount to £600 being cut …

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Stephen Williams MP writes… Making tax taxing again – 2013 is the Year of Tax Justice

“I do believe that as leaders, we all have a common interest in being able to tell our taxpayers who work hard and pay their fair share of taxes, that we will make sure others do the same…But to achieve this will require strong political leadership…I hope we can be ambitious.”
(David Cameron, Prime Minister’s Letter to G8 Leaders, 2 January 2013)

This year the UK holds the Presidency of the G8, with the world’s top leaders coming to Lough Erne in Northern Ireland in June. This is a momentous and perfectly timed opportunity to turn public anger, evident around the …

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Fairer Tax day of action today

fairtaxGood morning Liberal Democrats and visitors.

You don’t have time to read this right now because you are on your way to join the day of action for the campaign for fairer taxes. To find your nearest, go here and enter your postcode.

We inherited a system in 2010 where a cleaner would pay a higher marginal rate of tax on his income at 20%, than a hedge fund manager would on her income converted to capital gains at 18%. Decades of Conservative and Labour governments alike saw the …

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How would you use an extra £600? Preview tonight’s Lib Dem Party Political Broadcast

The latest Lib Dem Party Political Broadcast is airing tonight, with a variety of people telling how they’d use an extra £600 per year, thanks to Liberal Democrats cutting income tax:

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Nick’s second ‘Letter from the Leader': featuring PMQs, Leveson Inquiry & tax-cuts for the low-paid

Nick Clegg’s second letter to members and supporters has hit my inbox… This week’s email focuses on two issues. First, the impending Leveson Report into what form of media (self-)regulation will be needed to ensure newspapers don’t continue to abuse their power in the way that was exposed so forensically during Sir Brian’s inquiry. And secondly, on re-inforcing the Lib Dems’ number one achievement from the Coalition: raising the income tax threshold so that millions of the lowest paid in society have more money in their pockets.

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Spotted outside Labour Conference – a reminder of how Lib Dems cut taxes for poorest

Labour conference delegates and Manchester residents will see an interesting sight as they pass the Conference Centre.

With many thanks to Liberal Democrat Kat Dadswell for tweeting the picture, the Voice brings to you:

 

After Ed Miliband’s “one nation” speech yesterday, the Liberal Democrats fight back with a graphic demonstration of how much income tax has been cut for those earning the minimum wage. Struggling low paid workers handed £1018 to Alistair Darling in 2010. Their tax bill will be just £573 in 2013.

This is part of the Fairer …

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  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 21st Oct - 9:15am
    Hi Cara, thanks for your reply. The problem with GAAR was that rather than get rid of the loop-holes that already existed the government lazily...
  • User Avatarsimon 21st Oct - 9:08am
    Coming back to that Lord Ashcroft poll I mentioned last night (as I say it may be referred to on here, so this is the...
  • User AvatarDaniel Jones 21st Oct - 8:56am
    The author appears to have either confused/conflated tax avoidance and tax evasion, or is frankly illiberal in desiring to legally punish people for legal activity....
  • User AvatarGeoffrey Payne 21st Oct - 8:47am
    Conference voted 95% against secret courts so this change would have no effect on that. One thing I would warn against is direct democracy. The...
  • User AvatarJohn Critchley 21st Oct - 8:43am
    Cara, I agree that this is an issue that has to be dealt with and that international agreement is necessary. Are politicians tough enough to...
  • User Avatarsimon 21st Oct - 8:41am
    "I would be concerned if the British Government were allowed to do it on their own " If you want a summary of quite how...