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Westminster council targets rich residents for 'guilt tax'
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p-0''0-h the cat (coder)
2018-02-11 02:02:52 UTC
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"One of Britain’s wealthiest councils is to issue begging letters to its
richest residents asking them to pay a “guilt tax” to help the young,
lonely or homeless.

Westminster city council said it would be writing to 15,000 of its
wealthiest homeowners asking them to make a voluntary donation on top of
their council tax.

The initiative comes amid warnings that a crisis in local government
funding is likely to drive five councils into insolvency within the next
12 months, with 10 running out of money within two years."

Shocking!

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/westminster-council-targets-rich-residents-for-guilt-tax-hxqrwlhkn

Hands up everyone who thinks this is Gordon Brown's fault.

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Shadow
2018-02-11 12:10:31 UTC
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On Sun, 11 Feb 2018 02:02:52 +0000, "p-0''0-h the cat (coder)"
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"One of Britain’s wealthiest councils is to issue begging letters to its
richest residents asking them to pay a “guilt tax” to help the young,
lonely or homeless.
Westminster city council said it would be writing to 15,000 of its
wealthiest homeowners asking them to make a voluntary donation on top of
their council tax.
I've never given handouts. When the #FAUX poverty stricken
knock at my door, I say, sure, I'll give you lunch, but do me a favour
and pick up the litter in the street while I get it. Which is met with
the inevitable instructions on where I should put the lunch.
The #REAL poverty stricken die at home, in silence, mere
stats.
Post by p-0''0-h the cat (coder)
The initiative comes amid warnings that a crisis in local government
funding is likely to drive five councils into insolvency within the next
12 months, with 10 running out of money within two years."
Shocking!
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/westminster-council-targets-rich-residents-for-guilt-tax-hxqrwlhkn
Hands up everyone who thinks this is Gordon Brown's fault.
+1 (that's from the Bouffant).

Pooh, when did Labour stop being Labour ? Was it before or
after Charles Lynton took office ?

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tim...
2018-02-11 15:12:33 UTC
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"One of Britain's wealthiest councils is to issue begging letters to its
richest residents asking them to pay a "guilt tax" to help the young,
lonely or homeless.
I doubt that anyone will willing gave the council any money

when the could give the same amount to a charity and claim it against their
tax

tim
R. Mark Clayton
2018-02-11 19:43:32 UTC
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"One of Britain’s wealthiest councils is to issue begging letters to its
richest residents asking them to pay a “guilt tax” to help the young,
lonely or homeless.
Westminster city council said it would be writing to 15,000 of its
wealthiest homeowners asking them to make a voluntary donation on top of
their council tax.
The initiative comes amid warnings that a crisis in local government
funding is likely to drive five councils into insolvency within the next
12 months, with 10 running out of money within two years."
Shocking!
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/westminster-council-targets-rich-residents-for-guilt-tax-hxqrwlhkn
Hands up everyone who thinks this is Gordon Brown's fault.
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p-0.0-h the cat
Well have a look at :-
https://tradingeconomics.com/united-kingdom/housing-starts
expand the period to max.

Notice how starts fell in the late 1970's (during the Labour government).

It then recovered in the 1980's until MIRAS was restricted / abolished ~1987 and was stable at about 40k per month (350 - 400kpa) until 2007, when coincidentally Gordon Brown became prime minister.

Starts then dramatically collapsed by half to the lowest peace time level since records began [in 1923]. Starts increased again from 2010, when coincidentally Gordon Brown ceased to be prime minister, recovering to about 40k per month again. During the three years around three quarters of a million less houses were built than expected / usual - about the shortfall now.

So what factor do you think was the cause of the this fiasco. Hands up those who don't think this fiasco wasn't Gordon Brown and his government's fault...
Fredxx
2018-02-11 21:57:27 UTC
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On Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:02:47 UTC, p-0''0-h the cat (coder)
"One of Britain’s wealthiest councils is to issue begging letters
to its richest residents asking them to pay a “guilt tax” to help
the young, lonely or homeless.
Westminster city council said it would be writing to 15,000 of its
wealthiest homeowners asking them to make a voluntary donation on
top of their council tax.
The initiative comes amid warnings that a crisis in local
government funding is likely to drive five councils into insolvency
within the next 12 months, with 10 running out of money within two
years."
Shocking!
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/westminster-council-targets-rich-residents-for-guilt-tax-hxqrwlhkn
Hands up everyone who thinks this is Gordon Brown's fault.
Sent from my iFurryUnderbelly.
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Well have a look at :-
https://tradingeconomics.com/united-kingdom/housing-starts expand the
period to max.
Notice how starts fell in the late 1970's (during the Labour
government).
It then recovered in the 1980's until MIRAS was restricted /
abolished ~1987 and was stable at about 40k per month (350 - 400kpa)
until 2007, when coincidentally Gordon Brown became prime minister.
Starts then dramatically collapsed by half to the lowest peace time
level since records began [in 1923]. Starts increased again from
2010, when coincidentally Gordon Brown ceased to be prime minister,
recovering to about 40k per month again. During the three years
around three quarters of a million less houses were built than
expected / usual - about the shortfall now.
So what factor do you think was the cause of the this fiasco. Hands
up those who don't think this fiasco wasn't Gordon Brown and his
government's fault...
Perhaps you can remind us how many years have lapsed since Broon'
government, and how many years Broon was PM?

Are you sort to blame it all on the sell off of council houses by
Thatcher too?

I agree with the sentiment of lack of house building, especially since
2005. But I wonder if you could ever admit this might have contributed
to Brexit?
JNugent
2018-02-12 11:01:12 UTC
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Post by R. Mark Clayton
"One of Britain’s wealthiest councils is to issue begging letters to its
richest residents asking them to pay a “guilt tax” to help the young,
lonely or homeless.
Westminster city council said it would be writing to 15,000 of its
wealthiest homeowners asking them to make a voluntary donation on top of
their council tax.
The initiative comes amid warnings that a crisis in local government
funding is likely to drive five councils into insolvency within the next
12 months, with 10 running out of money within two years."
Shocking!
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/westminster-council-targets-rich-residents-for-guilt-tax-hxqrwlhkn
Hands up everyone who thinks this is Gordon Brown's fault.
Sent from my iFurryUnderbelly.
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p-0.0-h the cat
Well have a look at :-
https://tradingeconomics.com/united-kingdom/housing-starts
expand the period to max.
Notice how starts fell in the late 1970's (during the Labour government).
It then recovered in the 1980's until MIRAS was restricted / abolished ~1987 and was stable at about 40k per month (350 - 400kpa) until 2007, when coincidentally Gordon Brown became prime minister.
Starts then dramatically collapsed by half to the lowest peace time level since records began [in 1923]. Starts increased again from 2010, when coincidentally Gordon Brown ceased to be prime minister, recovering to about 40k per month again. During the three years around three quarters of a million less houses were built than expected / usual - about the shortfall now.
So what factor do you think was the cause of the this fiasco. Hands up those who don't think this fiasco wasn't Gordon Brown and his government's fault...
"...MIRAS was restricted / abolished ~1987..."

1997.

It was done by Broon as one of his first acts as Chancellor. At the same
time, he abolished the married couples' tax allowance. The effect, no
matter how Broon-lovers like to try to paint it, was a double-whammy
increase in income tax for families with mortgages.

Nice.
Fredxx
2018-02-12 11:23:14 UTC
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Post by JNugent
On Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:02:47 UTC, p-0''0-h the cat (coder)
"One of Britain’s wealthiest councils is to issue begging letters to its
richest residents asking them to pay a “guilt tax” to help the young,
lonely or homeless.
Westminster city council said it would be writing to 15,000 of its
wealthiest homeowners asking them to make a voluntary donation on top of
their council tax.
The initiative comes amid warnings that a crisis in local government
funding is likely to drive five councils into insolvency within the next
12 months, with 10 running out of money within two years."
Shocking!
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/westminster-council-targets-rich-residents-for-guilt-tax-hxqrwlhkn
Hands up everyone who thinks this is Gordon Brown's fault.
Sent from my iFurryUnderbelly.
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p-0.0-h the cat
Well have a look at :-
https://tradingeconomics.com/united-kingdom/housing-starts
expand the period to max.
Notice how starts fell in the late 1970's (during the Labour government).
It then recovered in the 1980's until MIRAS was restricted / abolished
~1987 and was stable at about 40k per month (350 - 400kpa) until 2007,
when coincidentally Gordon Brown became prime minister.
Starts then dramatically collapsed by half to the lowest peace time
level since records began [in 1923].  Starts increased again from
2010, when coincidentally Gordon Brown ceased to be prime minister,
recovering to about 40k per month again.  During the three years
around three quarters of a million less houses were built than
expected / usual - about the shortfall now.
So what factor do you think was the cause of the this fiasco.  Hands
up those who don't think this fiasco wasn't Gordon Brown and his
government's  fault...
"...MIRAS was restricted / abolished ~1987..."
1997.
It was done by Broon as one of his first acts as Chancellor. At the same
time, he abolished the married couples' tax allowance. The effect, no
matter how Broon-lovers like to try to paint it, was a double-whammy
increase in income tax for families with mortgages.
And retained the tax arrangement by the Condems and Tories, so endorsed
by your chums.
JNugent
2018-02-12 11:53:06 UTC
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Post by Fredxx
Post by JNugent
On Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:02:47 UTC, p-0''0-h the cat (coder)
"One of Britain’s wealthiest councils is to issue begging letters to its
richest residents asking them to pay a “guilt tax” to help the young,
lonely or homeless.
Westminster city council said it would be writing to 15,000 of its
wealthiest homeowners asking them to make a voluntary donation on top of
their council tax.
The initiative comes amid warnings that a crisis in local government
funding is likely to drive five councils into insolvency within the next
12 months, with 10 running out of money within two years."
Shocking!
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/westminster-council-targets-rich-residents-for-guilt-tax-hxqrwlhkn
Hands up everyone who thinks this is Gordon Brown's fault.
Sent from my iFurryUnderbelly.
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p-0.0-h the cat
Well have a look at :-
https://tradingeconomics.com/united-kingdom/housing-starts
expand the period to max.
Notice how starts fell in the late 1970's (during the Labour
government).
It then recovered in the 1980's until MIRAS was restricted /
abolished ~1987 and was stable at about 40k per month (350 - 400kpa)
until 2007, when coincidentally Gordon Brown became prime minister.
Starts then dramatically collapsed by half to the lowest peace time
level since records began [in 1923].  Starts increased again from
2010, when coincidentally Gordon Brown ceased to be prime minister,
recovering to about 40k per month again.  During the three years
around three quarters of a million less houses were built than
expected / usual - about the shortfall now.
So what factor do you think was the cause of the this fiasco.  Hands
up those who don't think this fiasco wasn't Gordon Brown and his
government's  fault...
"...MIRAS was restricted / abolished ~1987..."
1997.
It was done by Broon as one of his first acts as Chancellor. At the
same time, he abolished the married couples' tax allowance. The
effect, no matter how Broon-lovers like to try to paint it, was a
double-whammy increase in income tax for families with mortgages.
And retained the tax arrangement by the Condems and Tories, so endorsed
by your chums.
That just is not, and cannot be, true.

Both those allowances were in existence when Labour won in 1997. But
they didn't last long under Labour.

During the coalition government, the Conservatives, as you may remember,
did start to make plans for marriage to be "recognised" within the tax
system.
Fredxx
2018-02-12 11:57:33 UTC
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Post by Fredxx
Post by JNugent
On Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:02:47 UTC, p-0''0-h the cat (coder)
"One of Britain’s wealthiest councils is to issue begging letters to its
richest residents asking them to pay a “guilt tax” to help the young,
lonely or homeless.
Westminster city council said it would be writing to 15,000 of its
wealthiest homeowners asking them to make a voluntary donation on top of
their council tax.
The initiative comes amid warnings that a crisis in local government
funding is likely to drive five councils into insolvency within the next
12 months, with 10 running out of money within two years."
Shocking!
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/westminster-council-targets-rich-residents-for-guilt-tax-hxqrwlhkn
Hands up everyone who thinks this is Gordon Brown's fault.
Sent from my iFurryUnderbelly.
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p-0.0-h the cat
Well have a look at :-
https://tradingeconomics.com/united-kingdom/housing-starts
expand the period to max.
Notice how starts fell in the late 1970's (during the Labour government).
It then recovered in the 1980's until MIRAS was restricted /
abolished ~1987 and was stable at about 40k per month (350 - 400kpa)
until 2007, when coincidentally Gordon Brown became prime minister.
Starts then dramatically collapsed by half to the lowest peace time
level since records began [in 1923].  Starts increased again from
2010, when coincidentally Gordon Brown ceased to be prime minister,
recovering to about 40k per month again.  During the three years
around three quarters of a million less houses were built than
expected / usual - about the shortfall now.
So what factor do you think was the cause of the this fiasco.  Hands
up those who don't think this fiasco wasn't Gordon Brown and his
government's  fault...
"...MIRAS was restricted / abolished ~1987..."
1997.
It was done by Broon as one of his first acts as Chancellor. At the
same time, he abolished the married couples' tax allowance. The
effect, no matter how Broon-lovers like to try to paint it, was a
double-whammy increase in income tax for families with mortgages.
And retained the tax arrangement by the Condems and Tories, so
endorsed by your chums.
That just is not, and cannot be, true.
Are you saying MIRAS has been reinstated? And there is a married man's
allowance?

There's me thinking that married me were taxed even more by the Tories
in the Child Benefit clawback, employing a few thousand extra civil
servants. As if we didn't have enough!
Post by JNugent
Both those allowances were in existence when Labour won in 1997. But
they didn't last long under Labour.
During the coalition government, the Conservatives, as you may remember,
did start to make plans for marriage to be "recognised" within the tax
system.
There' always a start, and claimed intention, just like Cameron saying
immigration would be 30,000 per year.

Proof of pudding is in the eating.
JNugent
2018-02-12 12:12:54 UTC
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Post by Fredxx
Post by JNugent
Post by Fredxx
Post by JNugent
On Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:02:47 UTC, p-0''0-h the cat (coder)
"One of Britain’s wealthiest councils is to issue begging letters to its
richest residents asking them to pay a “guilt tax” to help the young,
lonely or homeless.
Westminster city council said it would be writing to 15,000 of its
wealthiest homeowners asking them to make a voluntary donation on top of
their council tax.
The initiative comes amid warnings that a crisis in local government
funding is likely to drive five councils into insolvency within the next
12 months, with 10 running out of money within two years."
Shocking!
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/westminster-council-targets-rich-residents-for-guilt-tax-hxqrwlhkn
Hands up everyone who thinks this is Gordon Brown's fault.
Sent from my iFurryUnderbelly.
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p-0.0-h the cat
Well have a look at :-
https://tradingeconomics.com/united-kingdom/housing-starts
expand the period to max.
Notice how starts fell in the late 1970's (during the Labour government).
It then recovered in the 1980's until MIRAS was restricted /
abolished ~1987 and was stable at about 40k per month (350 -
400kpa) until 2007, when coincidentally Gordon Brown became prime
minister.
Starts then dramatically collapsed by half to the lowest peace time
level since records began [in 1923].  Starts increased again from
2010, when coincidentally Gordon Brown ceased to be prime minister,
recovering to about 40k per month again.  During the three years
around three quarters of a million less houses were built than
expected / usual - about the shortfall now.
So what factor do you think was the cause of the this fiasco.
Hands up those who don't think this fiasco wasn't Gordon Brown and
his government's  fault...
"...MIRAS was restricted / abolished ~1987..."
1997.
It was done by Broon as one of his first acts as Chancellor. At the
same time, he abolished the married couples' tax allowance. The
effect, no matter how Broon-lovers like to try to paint it, was a
double-whammy increase in income tax for families with mortgages.
And retained the tax arrangement by the Condems and Tories, so
endorsed by your chums.
That just is not, and cannot be, true.
Are you saying MIRAS has been reinstated? And there is a married man's
allowance?
Why would I have to be saying that?

Your post reads: "And retained the tax arrangement by the Condems and
Tories, so endorsed by your chums", which I am reading as though the
word "they" was inserted after the inital "And".

Labour clearly didn't retain the previous tax allowances. They abolished
them.

I doubt that the Treasury feels that these tax-relief measures can be
reinstated at present given the state's post-2008 indebtedness, but I
don't believe that MIRAS will ever be reinstated.
Post by Fredxx
There's me thinking that married me were taxed even more by the Tories
in the Child Benefit clawback, employing a few thousand extra civil
servants. As if we didn't have enough!
The Child Benefit business was a hopeless mistake that should never have
happened. I don't earn enough to have been affected by it but I still
recognise that CHB was a repl;acement for two things, a tax allowance
and a universal social security payment. Neither of them was
means-tested and there is no good reason why anyone should be denied CHB
on the basis of their income.

It's rather like clawing back Retirement Pension based on the level of
other income - ie, there's no justification for it.
Post by Fredxx
Post by JNugent
Both those allowances were in existence when Labour won in 1997. But
they didn't last long under Labour.
During the coalition government, the Conservatives, as you may
remember, did start to make plans for marriage to be "recognised"
within the tax system.
There' always a start, and claimed intention, just like Cameron saying
immigration would be 30,000 per year.
Proof of pudding is in the eating.
Exactly.

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