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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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  • User AvatarFiona 9th Dec - 6:46pm
    Many are suggesting, reasonably, that these results suggest a return to our 2010 form, but that doesn't mean it's not significant. Many of our voters...
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    @Tom Papworth. I take your point, but I don't doubt that many people hate their jobs. Whether a lot of people already have enough "stuff"...
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    Helen, I think the concept of a steady state economy is to0 close to the Malthusian catastrophe hypothesis for comfort, with its premise that there...
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    What you want to do is force your opinion on everyone else. Is that liberal? If an employer wants to take into account an applicant's...
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    Thanks for all the comments so far! Glad to have stirred up some debate. No one seems to refer to the fact that our young...
  • User AvatarBen Andrew 9th Dec - 5:21pm
    I'm aware that the rehabilitation of offenders act allows many convictions to become spent after a period of time. That's not what I'm arguing for....