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Telegraph: Tax Report Delay A Labour ' Trick'.

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'Tax report delay a Labour 'trick'':

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml...4/23/ntax23.xml

Ministers have delayed the publication of a report likely to pave the way for council tax increases, until after next month's local elections.

The decision sparked Conservative protests that Labour were trying to hoodwink voters and "kick difficult issues into the long grass".

Sir Michael Lyons, who is investigating local-authority financing, had been expecting to publish his latest interim report this month. However, his spokesman said last night: "It won't be coming out until early May -- certainly not until after the local elections."

In his last interim report, in January, Sir Michael suggested that town halls could be given powers to impose a fresh range of taxes on everything, from rubbish to road use.

Hotels could be forced to pay a "bed tax", millions more motorists could face congestion charges as town and cities all over the country copied London's example, families might be hit by a litter levy, and a "sales tax" could be imposed on pubs, shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.

The latest interim report is expected to focus more on the council tax itself.

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Concerns over council tax were raised during the general election and in particular, the high cost to pensioners. Gordon Brown sprang into action and sent £200 to all the old people to help. As soon as the election was over these payments were stopped. Could this government be more callous and cynical.

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Concerns over council tax were raised during the general election and in particular, the high cost to pensioners. Gordon Brown sprang into action and sent £200 to all the old people to help. As soon as the election was over these payments were stopped. Could this government be more callous and cynical.

why do we idiots have such short memories :blink:

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We all know about stealth taxes........The ones they think they can sneak up without anybody noticing....

Well the one they haven't put up yet and surely will is VAT................VAT going up from 17.5% to say 20%

would be far lass noticable than the same amount being raised by income tax or council tax rises.

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why do we idiots have such short memories :blink:

I think that part of the problem is that we are now being ruled by fear.

Fines have been introduced for most of our interactions with government agencies (late tax return, overdue car tax, failure to notify change of address etc). These fines never work the other way round when the government agency screws up (they are even trying slash compensation for the conviction of innocent people). If your council tax is late, you go to prison. Car parking fines have been turned into big business. For the first time we have retrospective taxes. Labout want to remove the rights of trial by jury, force through identity cards and hold people without trial. In their defence they said these measures were being used to protect the people. At a labour party conference a delegate was arrested as a terrorist for having different views to the Labour leadership. The money wasted on identity cards would save many more lives if is was used to pay for more hospital cleaners. This government prides itself in always forcing its will on the people (see fuel tax protest, and war demos, countryside marches). The voters are starting to behave like a nation defeated by their own government. Like the East Germans and Poles of yesteryear we are getting used to being pushed around.

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The poisons are beginning to hatch out. Let's face it, we have had about 10 years of frenzied spending with low IR and unrestrained lending standards. North Sea Oil is vanishing and jobs are moving overseas where the cost of living allows lower and more competitive wage structures. We should have know it was all going to come to grief when a one bedroom flat on a nasty street in a dirty City is "worth" 120k.

Now its time to pay for Gordon's "Miracle Economy" which never was anything more than spending money we weren't actually earning. The next 2 generations or so will be paying Gordon's debt mountain off and the UK will assume the position it had before Maggie's revitalization (owt for nowt) as the Poor Man of Europe.

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The poisons are beginning to hatch out. Let's face it, we have had about 10 years of frenzied spending with low IR and unrestrained lending standards. North Sea Oil is vanishing and jobs are moving overseas where the cost of living allows lower and more competitive wage structures. We should have know it was all going to come to grief when a one bedroom flat on a nasty street in a dirty City is "worth" 120k.

Now its time to pay for Gordon's "Miracle Economy" which never was anything more than spending money we weren't actually earning. The next 2 generations or so will be paying Gordon's debt mountain off and the UK will assume the position it had before Maggie's revitalization (owt for nowt) as the Poor Man of Europe.

"Maggie, Maggie, Maggie"

"OUT, OUT, OUT"

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