Tag : tax

‘Meat-tax?’ A Big Mis-Steak

3 days ago / 0 comments

New findings from researchers at the University of Oxford has sparked discussion on the imposition of a ‘meat-tax’ on red and processed meat products. The study revealed the potentially lifesaving effects that such a measure could have on UK households; including the estimate that a price increase of 13% on … Read More

The Budget 2018 – What does it mean for us?

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

On Monday 29th October, Phillip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced the final budget before Brexit. “Austerity is finally coming to an end” he proudly proclaimed, but not everyone in the house was so optimistic… Jeremy Corbyn finding the statement particularly hard to believe. What you’re probably wanting to … Read More

A Royal Disaster?

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The recent announcement of Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s pregnancy would be considered by most as an event to celebrate. But is the latest addition to the royal family really a joyous occasion or is it just another cost to our country? The latest Sovereign Grant was £43 million which … Read More

Success For Health Campaigners As Leading Retailers Cut Energy Drink Sales to Under Sixteens

10 months ago / 0 comments

Following calls from a number of health experts, dieticians and scientists to ban the sale of energy drinks to minors, it seems as if such requests are not going unheard. Many of Britain’s favourite retailers – namely Asda, Aldi and Waitrose, are now placing an age-restriction policy on the purchasing … Read More

May’s ‘wealth tax’: a fiery debate in a dull education

1 year ago / 0 comments

Given the fact that it largely seems to be little more than a coronation ceremony for Theresa May, whose campaigning tactics are so remarkably unambitious as to avoid anything resembling a debate with her opposition, you would be forgiven for thinking that this election was, well, rather boring. In the … Read More

Disney on Thames: A fairy tale for the UK or a public expenditure villain

2 years ago / 0 comments

Last week there was a huge buzz surrounding Paramount’s confirmation of their 872-acre, £3.5billion bombshell landing in the UK. In an ambitious project to rival Disneyland, Paramount are opening their own theme park in Kent. And with paranormal activity, star trek, Madagascar and even titanic on their books, the buzz … Read More

Your money is in a tax haven

2 years ago / 0 comments

Very few of us would consider ourselves eager users of tax havens. Far from it! Some of you would be protesting on the streets against them before even a penny of yours found its way in one. Yet it’s not just your pennies, but a good handful of your pounds … Read More

We shouldn’t be taxed for bleeding, period.

4 years ago / 0 comments

Women who menstruate (and those who menstruate who don’t identify as women), have to pay tax on top of what they already have to fork out for sanitary products. This is because they are classified as non-essential, luxury items. Let’s be honest with ourselves: if men had periods, sanitary products would … Read More

News l Students accuse University of lacking principles over Laidlaw donation

5 years ago / 0 comments

Students have accused the University of lacking principles in accepting donations from “Tax Dodging Donor” Lord Laidlaw. In a public letter to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Professor Finlay, students threaten to campaign for 10 years if this issue is not addressed. The letter, signed by a group … Read More

Comment | 50p travesty

5 years ago / 0 comments

This week shadow chancellor Ed Balls announced plans that if Labour win the next general election, the 50p tax rate will return. This is a terrible idea that resembles the old days of the ‘loony left’ in the 1970s and 1980s. The 50p tax rate was something introduced on earnings over £150,000 per … Read More