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Julian Huppert writes… Clamping down on Tax Dodging

Tax dodging is plain wrong. There can be absolutely no justification for the wealthy not paying what they owe.

More than any other party, we know how important it is to have a fair tax system. Before the last elections, we pledged to lift the income tax threshold to £10,000. We have surpassed this by raising it to £10,600, lifting more than 3 million low earners out of paying income tax altogether.

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LibLink: Vince Cable – We’ll hunt down the tax avoiders

Over on The Guardian website, Vince Cable writes:

Tax avoidance, sham directors, money laundering: the recent Guardian investigation made sobering reading. In the UK we are proud that it is easier and cheaper to set up a company here than just about anywhere in the world. This flexibility is hugely valued by the start-ups and small companies which create a significant proportion of our wealth and jobs, and which are vital to recovery from the latest recession. But this flexibility provides a challenge: how do we stop our system from being abused by people who want to use it to dodge tax or to launder the proceeds of crime?…

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Three intriguing opinion poll results that made me go, “Hmm, really?”

Looking through some of YouGov’s recent poll results (as you do on a summer’s evening during the Olympics), a trio of responses struck me as, well, slightly bizarre. See what you think…

Lib Dem voters LEAST LIKELY to think Britain is best at cricket, MOST LIKELY to think we’re best at cycling

This may simply be a reflection that ‘Britain’ does not play cricket. Or perhaps just a subjective viewpoint: after all, England is currently ranked the best test cricket team in the world (though fourth in one-day internationals); while …

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Recent Comments

  • User AvatarDuncan Stott 9th Oct - 2:41pm
    expats, I don't see anything you just wrote as in conflict with anything I wrote. We should be opposing the government taking away people's top-ups....
  • User AvatarRoger Roberts 9th Oct - 2:41pm
    Kath Lewis didn't quite make it in the Deganwy Ward for Conwy Town Council- we only polled 46 votes in the last by-election in that...
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 9th Oct - 2:19pm
    Looking at the detailed results, it appears that Green and Independent voters were reasonably evenly split between the SNP and the Lib Dems as second...
  • User Avatarpaul barker 9th Oct - 2:08pm
    Congratulations & thanks to our team. Skip this if you have already seen my earlier comment. Looking at the 9 byelections I have been able...
  • User AvatarIan Eiloart 9th Oct - 2:06pm
    I don't care who the third party is, I won't give consent to transfer my personal information to them.
  • User AvatarTonyj 9th Oct - 2:03pm
    What's that faint familiar sound I can hear? It might just be Charles Kennedy's gentle chuckle. :)