Category Archives: Tax

Final NPF Report to be debated at Conference

Annual Conference starts this weekend, and debates will focus on the report of the National Policy Forum. We would like to thank all the local parties and members who sent in submissions and amendments to the draft documents issued in the Spring. The NPF met in Milton Keynes in July and as reps we took [...]

Six new policy discussion documents

Sustainable Communities Prosperity and Work Health Education and Skills Crime Justice Citizenship Equalities Britain in the World Earlier this year we circulated some policy discussion documents. Those documents did not cover all policy areas. Now each of the party’s policy commissions has issued a draft document that reports on the work done so far and [...]

Coming soon – more toll roads

The day before David Cameron and Nick Clegg privatise and break up the NHS, they drop another bombshell that will cost us all more money and give their business friends huge profits at our expense. David Cameron has said that he wants private companies to improve busy motorways and trunk roads – but he is [...]

Police privatisation

Two police authorities, Surrey and the West Midlands, have called for private sector companies to bid for providing police services. Surrey Police’s new Chief Constable Lynne Owens says that she inherited the plan from her predecessor and only wants to consider “back office” services. But once an idea is floated, there will be pressure to [...]

700,000 families to lose child benefit

Nearly 700,000 families will lose out if child benefit is cut for high-rate taxpayers, with almost a quarter involving a household with one parent earning a salary, according to a study. Finance company NFU Mutual said that if the Government goes ahead with the move, every household with a higher-rate taxpayer will be hit from [...]

Labour to tackle high pay and tax dodging

This month Labour announced new policies that will aim to bring more fairness into our society. A future Labour government will implement in full the recommendations of the High Pay Commission, including: Employees will serve on the committees that decide director pay for large companies Publication of executive pay packages for the top 10 executives in [...]

Tax and bills costs families an extra £5 a day

Between January and December 2011, the rising cost of living under the Coalition has meant the average family is paying nearly £5 A DAY more. Moneysupermarket.com did the research for the Tory paper the Daily Telegraph, and reported middle-income households will pay: An extra £900 a year for energy, food and water An extra £750 to make [...]

Coalition MP hypocrisy

Tory and Lib Dem MPs vote for Coalition cuts – but when it comes to their own constituencies, then they change their tune. All of these MPs are opposing cuts that are happening because of their own government policies. Lib Dem Children’s Minister Sarah Teather is opposing library cuts in Brent Jeremy Browne is attacking cuts in [...]

Autumn Statement – what are George’s plans?

George Osborne made a series of announcements in the Autumn Statement. He also revealed that his Plan A to cut the deficit in 4 years is way off course, the economy is slowing down and will probably go back into recession soon. The key points: The deficit will now continue until 2017, 3 years later [...]