Monday, 19 November, 2018

Labour expected to seek Budget amendments to increase tax on high earners

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Alonzo Parks | 04 November, 2018, 10:15

Online companies like Amazon have always been criticised for not paying enough tax despite receiving millions of pounds' worth in Government contracts each year and enjoying a boom in profits.

"He argued that the 2018-2019 budget did not signal the end of austerity in a broader sense", at least not yet", as increased spending and level borrowing signaled no serious desire to eliminate the deficit by the mid-2020s.

Helen Coward, senior associate in corporate tax at law firm Charles Russell Speechlys, commented: "We now have some shape to the digital services tax - the so-called Amazon tax - being mooted by the government".

Theresa May said today that an early general election would not be in the national interest, insisting that yesterday's budget was not meant to pave the way for an early vote.

"When we first said it in the summer we suggested we might have to raise taxes, we would have to raise taxes, to fund part of that".

The cuts were criticised as "tax cuts for the rich" by shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry on Monday and former Labour minister Andy Burnham said on Tuesday he did not understand Mr McDonnell's support for them.

Then Geordie Greig arrived and Hammond was gifted an usually friendly interview during the height of Tory conference.

Mr Hammond's decision to spend the proceeds of better than expected borrowing figures raised eyebrows among economic observers.

Amid pressure to back up Mrs May's recent pledge that the end of austerity is in sight, the chancellor announced a £100bn loosening of the purse strings on Monday.

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He said that Office for Budget Responsibility projections, which the budget is based on, assume Britain will have a negotiated free trade deal.

"Everything is overshadowed by the damaging impact that Brexit will have on the UK's public finances and the skilled workers available to run public services".

"The scale would be very hard to predict, given the lack of precedent".

Under Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget plans the personal allowance, which is the maximum amount someone can earn before paying tax, will rise to £12,500 from £11,850.

The changes had been due to come into force in 2020.

The Chancellor set out a five-year plan for departmental spending which will see Whitehall budgets rise by an average of 1.2% a year.

The European Commission is said to be seeking a rate of 3 percent.

Britain has introduced a new digital services tax that is aimed at taxing revenue generated by online platforms such as Google, Amazon and Facebook in the country.

He's also signaled he intends to increase National Health Service funding by 20 billion pounds a year by 2023 without raising taxes.

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