Tax Dodging – actions taken in government

I've had a lot of correspondence about Tax Dodging and thought it might be helpful to share my response more widely. Letter to constituents: The vast majority of people and businesses in the UK pay their taxes on time and in full, but there are always some who try to get away without paying their … Continue reading Tax Dodging – actions taken in government

Britain is a Better Place

 Sharing a drink with Albert Tillen, at The Red House in Newbury    This seems like the ideal time to share my favourite list - Liberal Democrat policies included in our 2010 Manifesto, which have been delivered by our team in Government. The list includes some of the most socially democratic policies this country has … Continue reading Britain is a Better Place

Taxation is payment for services rendered

The government's own estimate for the tax gap in 2012/13 was £34bn. At an est £21m per school, that could pay for 1,619 schools. In the past year or so, the government has cut the money allocated to each new school-build by 1/3 to £14m. There is not enough money to go round. Listening to the … Continue reading Taxation is payment for services rendered

It’s paying tax that is the moral duty

Today's build up to the Autumn statement reminded me of David Cameron saying earlier this year that “cutting taxes is a moral duty”. When I think about that my blood runs ever so slightly cold. How can this be right when every individual and business in the UK benefits from our state system? Should every individual and company not pay … Continue reading It’s paying tax that is the moral duty