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    What is your problem with low taxes ?
    My problem is with spending reductions. I don't deny that in times of economic prosperity, the size of the deficit should be reduced - however, for basic ethical/humanitarian reasons, it ought to be done by raising taxes rather than by reducing spending.

    As for petrol specifically, use of vehicles is obviously a bad thing which we ought to discourage excess of. Not only is lower numbers of vehicles on the roads better for the environment, it's also better for the economy. When that same money could be used for public transport investment (oh wait it can't because some idiot privatised the transport sector despite the inefficiency of the private sector in running basic public utilities).
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    Academies are a terrible idea which should be abolished rather than expanded.
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    Sugar levy on the soft drinks industry in two years time
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    My problem is with spending reductions. I don't deny that in times of economic prosperity, the size of the deficit should be reduced - however, for basic ethical/humanitarian reasons, it ought to be done by raising taxes rather than by reducing spending.

    As for petrol specifically, use of vehicles is obviously a bad thing which we ought to discourage excess of. Not only is lower numbers of vehicles on the roads better for the environment, it's also better for the economy. When that same money could be used for public transport investment (oh wait it can't because some idiot privatised the transport sector despite the inefficiency of the private sector in running basic public utilities).
    So you would let the poor suffer as a result of higher taxes ? That says it all real
    Nationalizing the Transport industry would be outrageous . meaning that the government will have to spend more money on things that could be done by a private company . meaning

    - Higher Taxes
    - less funding for more important areas such as Defense or healthcare
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    (Original post by hazzer1998)
    Teaching English and Maths until 18 so Alevel Maths and English is now compulsory ?
    The previous proposals around this was for a watered down qualification for those not taking the relevant A levels.
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    Academies are a terrible idea which should be abolished rather than expanded.
    So you want to nationalize all schools now ?
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    (Original post by Quantex)
    The previous proposals around this was for a watered down qualification for those not taking the relevant A levels.
    Ok i understand
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    Fuel duty frozen
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    (Original post by The Financier)
    Sugar levy on the soft drinks industry in two years time
    This is about the only good thing I have seen from the budget

    (Original post by hazzer1998)
    So you would let the poor suffer as a result of higher taxes ? That says it all real
    Nationalizing the Transport industry would be outrageous . meaning that the government will have to spend more money on things that could be done by a private company . meaning

    - Higher Taxes
    - less funding for more important areas such as Defense or healthcare
    We already put a ton of money into the transport industry, bringing it back in house would let us bring the profits into the treasury and which would help offset the money we currently put into the transport network, and make it run for the people, not just to maximise profit
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    Ha. As i predicted he once again froze fuel duty.
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    Freezing beer and cider duty
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    (Original post by Kay_Winters)
    This is about the only good thing I have seen from the budget



    We already put a ton of money into the transport industry, bringing it back in house would let us bring the profits into the treasury and which would help offset the money we currently put into the transport network, and make it run for the people, not just to maximise profit
    Which as a result will mean higher taxes and less spending on more important areas of government




    class 2 NI Payment abolished
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    Beer and cider duty frozen too as is whisky and spirit duty.
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    An eventual budget surplus and job creation were the key aims I was looking at and the budget looks good in that regard. Economic growth faster than any other Western economic power is good too.

    Will look at the nuances later once George is done but I'm happy with the broad thrust of the budget thus far.
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    (Original post by hazzer1998)
    Which as a result will mean higher taxes and less spending on more important areas of government




    class 2 NI Payment abolished
    Would you prefer we stop funding the transport industry full stop, in order to lower taxes and decrease spending
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    "Keep the lump sum and abolish the Liberal Democrats". Quite a good one.
 
 
 
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