The Squeezed Middle – How Inactivity Among Young and Old is Burdening Working-Age Brits A new alarming report by the former chief economist of the Bank of England, Andy Haldane, highlights how Britain’s “sandwich generation” of middle-aged workers are being squeezed by rising inactivity among the young and old. Haldane,… Read More »The Squeezed Middle – How Inactivity Among Young and Old is Burdening Working-Age Brits
These Clowns are taxing us to death The Growing Tax Burden: A Looming Crisis for the UK Introduction In recent times, the people of the United Kingdom have been grappling with an increasingly burdensome tax landscape. Whether it’s direct or indirect taxes, the weight of financial obligations seems to be… Read More »These Clowns are taxing us to death
Who really pays VAT? Value Added Tax was introduced then the UK joined the ‘Common Market’ in 1973 Another unfair tax that disproportionately disadvantages the working class, but how unfair is it? VAT was introduced in 1973 to replace purchase tax, a 33.3 per cent tax on goods classed as… Read More »Who really pays VAT?
It’s now three years since the then Conservative Chancellor George Osborne introduced a series of measures aimed, principally, at cooling the overheating London housing market. The inexorable rise of property prices in the Capital threatened to create a financial bubble of potentially devastating proportions whose impact would ripple across the UK… Read More »Buy-to-let landlords in for a Tax shock