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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 AvatarRoland 1st Jul - 12:20pm
    @Paul King - I fully understand where you and others are coming from on this. The problem, looking back, is that it was in the...
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    There are two kind of pressures which have been pressing the reaction to the wave of EC immigration. One is cultural (EC immigration has reached...
  • User AvatarMark Seaman 1st Jul - 11:54am
    Freedom of movement when the countries involved have very similar standards of living is not a problem. The issue is that the former Soviet Bloc...
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 1st Jul - 11:39am
    Hurrah! We move onwards. Looking forward (which is tough and possibly naive) I think – and beginning to open up myself to the the possibility...
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    "The freedom to import labour at will..." Freedom of movement is *not* - at a foundational level - freedom of the corporate employer to import....
  • User AvatarAndrew Hickey 1st Jul - 11:30am
    Catherine, I agree with most of that. I'm just not a very optimistic person, though :-/