Category Archives: Tax

Who would redistribute wealth more?

If a measure of how progressive you are, is your top rate of tax, then is it possible that an independent Scotland could end up being more right wing than the rest of the UK? Well, we now know that … Continue reading

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Why I am Striking on November 30th

Well, actually I’m not technically going on strike. Angus Council, several years ago, decided that in order to celebrate St. Andrews Day, it would move a bank holiday elsewhere in the year to the end of November. So I already had … Continue reading

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Who are they speaking for?

Today, a series of business leaders have written a letter to the Daily Telegraph calling for the 50p top rate of tax to be cut to help boost the economy. They claim it will attract wealth generators and entrepreneurs to … Continue reading

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Just a bit more power

Today is St. Andrew’s Day, and on the day that the coalition Government in Westminster have announced details of the new powers for Holyrood, IPSOS Mori have released the results of a poll on attitudes to Scottish Independence. Now, I’m … Continue reading

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The real cost of the public sector worker

The £6bn cuts recently announced by the coalition will, mean job cuts. Many of these will be in the public sector, and future cuts will no doubt result in more job losses. But what is really achieved in sacking a … Continue reading

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The myth of the middle income

The Daily Mail has been leading the charge against the proposed changes to Capital Gains Tax that the Liberal Democrats have got their coalition partners to agree to bring in. Interestingly enough, and something I don’t think the Daily Mail … Continue reading

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