Chancellor Rishi Sunak has hinted at more tax rises by warning the “recovery comes with a cost” - your views online
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has hinted at more tax rises by warning the “recovery comes with a cost”
We have to remember that the stopping of the Universal Credit rise, the cutting of benefits etc are all a political choice. They say we can't afford it, really? People need to open their eyes and question.
Woo! Who cares anyway so long as the UK can still function as a tax haven for the super-rich and their properly portfolios? What are mere food and fuel shortages compared to the chance to hide billions for the pockets of billionaires? Have some pride in your nation…
To be fair, it was always going to happen. The last 18 months or so have been massively expensive for the country. All the bailing out of companies and the furloughing of staff has cost billions. It was going to have to be recouped at some point. The thing I have a problem with is they aren’t taxing the right people or companies. They still haven’t done anything to close the tax loopholes that allow individuals and companies to evade tax. It’s immoral but it ain’t illegal and that makes a big difference.
The SNP did not make any mention of any “recovery” when they raised the taxes last time round!
But will those taxes apply to the wealthiest in society too?
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Bet he doesn't tax rich people like himself and his family.
As the Pandora papers show, Tories dont pay any tax!
Only for the peasants, though.
More taxes on the workers, so they can build the funds back up that they gave to companies that made fictional PPE and other scam companies their friends owned.
Hope all the workers that weren’t furloughed and worked through it all don’t have to pay extra in taxes. They after all gained nothing and worked regardless of their own health and their family’s.
Tax rises for the workers, more tax evasion for the rich. That's the Westminster way. It's time to go.
Perhaps the UK should have adopted the Irish government furlough scheme – three years to pay back money received.
A cost to the poorest in our society. Pigs at the trough again, putting more misery on people who are already suffering.
Having listened to Rishi Sunak outlining his rationale for supporting Brexit, he was perfectly echoing the reasons as to why Scotland should be independent.
Did people seriously think they had received free money over the last 18 months? It doesn't matter if we are governed by the Tories or an independent country, we would have to pay it back regardless! There's no such thing as a freebie.
Ten per cent one-off wealth tax on everyone with over £10 million in their poke. That’ll bring in more than an increase in NIC or income tax.
We wouldn't need tax rises if so much money wasn't stolen from our taxes and given to cronies. Boris still refuses to say how much was given to whom in untendered contracts, ignoring UK companies who had experience and stock ready in favour of startup companies providing non- existent or unfit for purpose goods and services.
Does this affect taxpayers in Scotland? We already pay the highest taxes in the UK.
Time to open a BVI company.
Well, Tory in Irish means outlaw, robber. So no surprises there.
Does that mean the workers who weren’t placed on furlough and kept the country afloat won’t be taxed extra?
Time to stop your hatred and blame of the poor and vulnerable and pay attention to the monsters in charge. People on benefits or refugees are not the reason everything is f****d!
Maybe he and his mates can chip in with the millions made from Russian oil oligarchs. They’ll probably get away with that as well, and Scottish Unionists will make up another excuse to ignore the complete corruption at Westminster.