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New Electronic Taxes on Old Paper Tax Discs ?

Car tax has been a stealth tax for decades and has nothing to do at all with paying for the roads. The branding of it as a supposed “road fund licence” has been a clever marketing gimmick to disguise its real nature … Continue reading

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The 40% Stealth Income Tax

Amongst all the pre-Budget speculation I was interested as a tax barrister in the 40% income tax band as yet another stealth tax. Back in the Nigel Lawson days the 40% income tax band covered just 1 in 20 people. … Continue reading

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Another Stealth Tax By Any Other Name On Landlords and Employers

Every government hides tax increases by dreaming up new names for them and hoping people don’t notice. So as well as tax we have: duty, levy and penalty. A recent one has been to introduce extra taxes on landlords and … Continue reading

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