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SNP Does Well for Scotland on Devolved Tax

The SNP government in Edinburgh has done very well for Scotland in the new block grant and devolved tax powers negotiations with the UK Treasury. In particular the deal protects the Barnet formula, under which Scotland gets extra money to … Continue reading

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SNP Calls for VAT level Playing Field for Fire and Police

The Scottish Nationalist Party in debates on the budget have called for a level playing field for input VAT recovery by fire and police in Scotland. Most government and public sector bodies can claim back indirect tax costs. If they … Continue reading

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English Tax Decided by English Votes ?

Election tax promises continue, now with the Conservatives launching an English mini-manifesto promising English votes for English laws, including tax. Despite the protests from nationalist parties in other countries of the UK the logic and basic, democratic fairness is inescapable. … Continue reading

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Why Election Tax Promises Are Not Working – Nationalist Top Taken Off a Very Shaken-up British Bottle.

The British election is producing ever more outlandish tax promises, from parties on all sides, but it seems they are not making much impact on the polls or electorate. My own view is because the situation is not the tired … Continue reading

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Election Promises – and Other Advertising Myths

With the UK election into manifesto week all the main parties are making promises over tax and spend. Taxes will go up, but somehow in a way that won’t hurt the target voters, just other people. Spending also goes up, … Continue reading

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Tax and Election Promises

With the formal start of the election campaign each of the main parties are busy spinning tax by stepping-up promises for themselves and undermining their opponents. The Tory promise not to increase VAT wrong-footed Labour, who were pushed into a … Continue reading

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