Prime Minister and Rishi Sunak Could Reduce Energy Bills’ VAT

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are considering a U-turn over energy bills that would see VAT cut or scrapped to relieve the pressure on hard-pressed families. The Prime Minister has previously repudiated the idea saying that cutting the tax was a blunt instrument, but may be forced to act in the face of increasing politicalContinue reading “Prime Minister and Rishi Sunak Could Reduce Energy Bills’ VAT”

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In England, Two-Thirds Of Councils Are Considering Tax Increases For 2022

Two-thirds of councils in England are considering tax hikes next year, in another blow to family finances. Millions of people across the country are now having to brace themselves for a double whammy of skyrocketing bills and an upsurge in National Insurance Payments. According to some estimations, this is on top of rising inflation, whichContinue reading “In England, Two-Thirds Of Councils Are Considering Tax Increases For 2022”

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The Middle Class Is Squeezed By Rishi Sunak

Experts said that Rishi Sunak tightened his grip on Britain’s squeeze middle with a Budget that will see it bear the brunt of tax increases for a splurge of public spending. Experts warned that millions of people will be left worse off under plans unveiled by the Chancellor, with no realistic prospects of taxes fallingContinue reading “The Middle Class Is Squeezed By Rishi Sunak”

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Test And Trace, The NHS’s ‘World Beating’ £37.5 Billion Program, Was A Waste Of Taxpayers’ Money

A damaging report by MPs claims that the £37 billion NHS Test and Trace service has been an eye wateringly costly mess. It’s failed to break chains of COVID transmission, prevent lockdowns or allow people to return to a more normal way of life. The organisation, previously led by former TalkTalk boss Baroness Harding, alsoContinue reading “Test And Trace, The NHS’s ‘World Beating’ £37.5 Billion Program, Was A Waste Of Taxpayers’ Money”

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Adding The Final Nail To The Coffin

The Chancellor will again delay plans to improve the business rates regime, pushing a nail in the coffin on the high street, and the Government will push back an announcement for improvement a second time. The commercial property tax has been condemned for high street woes – retail pays a quarter of rates despite makingContinue reading “Adding The Final Nail To The Coffin”

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What Are The Chances Of Plan B?

Rishi Sunak insisted there was no need to move to Plan B to cut COVID cases after health leaders debated whether there needed to be an urgent rollout of tougher measures to combat a surge in cases. The Chancellor insisted that the data showed that bringing back working from home and introducing compulsory COVID passportsContinue reading “What Are The Chances Of Plan B?”

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In His Budget, Rishi Sunak Might Cut The VAT On Household Energy Bills

It was claimed that Rishi Sunak could cut VAT on household energy bills in the Budget to reduce the cost of the living crisis. The Chancellor is thought to be contemplating decreasing the 5 per cent rate even though he’s very little room for manoeuvre in the financial package on October 27. As well asContinue reading “In His Budget, Rishi Sunak Might Cut The VAT On Household Energy Bills”

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Rishi Sunak Confirms Universal Credit Will Be Cut By £20 A Week In October

Rishi Sunak confirmed that Universal Credit will be cut for people across the country in October. During an interview, the Tory Chancellor was questioned about the UK Government’s plans going forward to support more disadvantaged families. He said the £20 a week uplift in the benefit would not be continued beyond the end of SeptemberContinue reading “Rishi Sunak Confirms Universal Credit Will Be Cut By £20 A Week In October”

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The Government Could Pay £500 To Everyone Who Tests Positive To Encourage Self-isolation

Everyone testing positive for COVID could be paid £500 by the Government to self isolate, under plans reportedly being considered by ministers. The scheme, which would cost up to £450 million a week, aims to encourage more people to take a test and to persuade those who test positive to stay at home, regardless ofContinue reading “The Government Could Pay £500 To Everyone Who Tests Positive To Encourage Self-isolation”

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BENEFITS BOOST

Rishi Sunak is considering giving six million people a one-off £500 benefit payment as part of plans to fight off a rebellion over Universal Credit. The lump-sum would be an alternative to continuing increased payments for Universal Credit claimants, which have provisionally been raised by £20 a week. The enhanced payments were introduced for 12Continue reading “BENEFITS BOOST”

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