The Local Government Association wants an extra £1 billion of VAT for itself. The money, they say, can come for the VAT on sugary food and drinks to help local councils do something about public health. It’s not clear to me as a tax barrister what other services the LGA, based in London, wants cut nationally, e.g. the NHS, to fund the LGA getting more. So overall it amounts to a proposed VAT increase on everyone to just add more to local council coffers. On top of what councils already make from parking charges, bin fines, charges and other money-making schemes.
Tax Barrister, Accountant