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French HGV Tax to Target “Foreign” Vehicles

So Ségolène Royal (France’s Ecology Minister) is thinking of a “levy” (tax fans will know what that euphemism means) on foreign (i.e. not French) trucks using France’s road network. I am inclined to agree with The National Federation of Transport … Continue reading

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Post to Lose VAT Free Status ?

The row about the (ex-?) Royal Mail sell-off at an under-value rumbles on. But another problem is a possible challenge to the now privatised Royal Mail and its VAT exempt status. European VAT law says a public postal service must … Continue reading

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Time to End Last Century Television Tax?

In the week the Royal Mail is being sold off the case for taxing people by a television licence fee to support the BBC is looking increasingly unfair. When the BBC was formed last century a radio licence tax made … Continue reading

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