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    Quote Originally Posted by Westdene Seagull View Post
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    Cigarettes up 70p a packet.
    Fags are already expensive enough. £7.50 for a pack of 20 Marlboro lights is outrageous. All kinds of people smoke, but it still is a fundamentally working class activity - and many unemployed struggle to pay for their smoking habits as it is (it's an addiction and as important as food to many people)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westdene Seagull View Post
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    Cigarettes up 70p a packet.
    Scrap Road Fund License and add it to the cost to fuel - it would mean those that use pay.
    Hold fuel tax itself.
    Agree with US's Stamp Duty idea but would add an extra band of 10% for properties of £10m+.
    Second home tax of £5k per year.
    Derelict building tax of 10% of value per year. If the owners can't be traced then local authority can automatically take possession after a year.
    Tax on aviation fuel.
    Swimming pool tax ( for private ones only ) of £1k a year.
    Increase the personal allowance.
    Cigarettes are an easy target. Why not put them up to £ 15 a packet as people will still buy them to the extent of not eating as it is an addiction ? Rather than the tedious bashing of smokers now I would rather smoking is made illegal. The trouble is , despite all the health nazi's being completely obssessed with this subject , they will never be banned as the government makes too much money from smokers.
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    Rather than a swimming pool tax or the like (which they would already be paying for with water bills), I would suggest a tax rate based on vacant bedrooms. This would encourage lodging for smaller homes, or simply increased tax for the rich.
    But the money for water bills goes to private water companies NOT the treasury. Vacant bedrooms would be very hard to monitor - what if a bedroom was vacant 50% of the time and how do you monitor that ? What about very large houses with fewer bedrooms - they would avoid some tax. What about retired couples that have vacant bedrooms because their children have left home - should they effectively have to sell up because of the vacant bedroom tax ? What about people like me that have their children to stay every other weekend due to divorce - I can hardly rent out their bedrooms can I ? Would people like me have to pay this vacant bedroom tax.

    At least with a swimming pool tax it's easy - do you have one or not ? If you don't like or can't afford the tax then fill it in.
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    -Cancel and revert all above inflation fuel rises since the last general election
    -Tax on high street bookmakers
    -National id smart card 'gambling' tax on punters winnings - about time they got hit like us smokers
    -Tax threshold at 10k from 8.1k
    -Rail fares to be decided on a 'per mile' and 'speed' basis
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    Scrap VAT on all second hand vans allowing more entreprenuial activity amongst the newly made redundant, and the long term unemployed with few financial resoures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Spielberg View Post
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    Stamp Duty phasing.

    None to £ 250000.
    1% £ 250000 - £ 500000
    3% over £ 500000 but only pro rata, ie £ 250000 still at 1%
    5% over £ 1 000 000 - on the whole amount
    5% over £ 1 000 000 - on the whole amount? And their first born child surely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1066gull View Post
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    -Cancel and revert all above inflation fuel rises since the last general election
    -Tax threshold at 10k from 8.1k
    What service cuts do we make to pay for these tax cuts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triggaaar View Post
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    5% over £ 1 000 000 - on the whole amount? And their first born child surely.
    As it is now. A lot of the purchases over £ 1m are from foreigners, Chinese, Indian , Russian so lets get some dosh out of them, they can afford it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westdene Seagull View Post
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    Derelict building tax of 10% of value per year. If the owners can't be traced then local authority can automatically take possession after a year.
    i know where you are going with that, buts not the answer - those buildings will come down sharpish, which might be counter-productive, and nothing done with the land. better to empower local government to compulsory purchase and develop (using massive council house reciepts or auction to active developers) neglected property and urban land. outside of scope for the budget.

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    Swimming pool tax ( for private ones only ) of £1k a year.
    now thats pure envy tax. why tax swimming pools? i knew a farmer family that had a pool, loads of space so built one cheaply. likewise my Gran used to have a small pool (glorified paddling pool), installed and maintained for very little. they are no indicator of wealth. how about a large garden tax or a summer house tax, maybe a double garage tax or a herringbone brick driveway tax?
    Daily Mail readers are living in a perpetual hell, expecting their homes to be overrun at any minute by hoodie wearing, skunk smoking, muslim, transgender, asylum seekers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Spielberg View Post
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    As it is now.
    I know, it's just that you were changing it for houses just under £1m.
    A lot of the purchases over £ 1m are from foreigners, Chinese, Indian , Russian so lets get some dosh out of them, they can afford it.
    Yeah, ******* foreigners. What have they ever done for us.

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