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Taxation

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tek-monkey, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Just a thought, possibly being dumb, but what does PAYE tax pay for? NI pays for the health service, council tax pays for local services (bins, cops etc.), road tax allegedly pays for roads, but what about the big bugger? There is vat on everything we buy pretty much, there is extra tax on anything thats fun, yet a large proportion of my wages end up in some black hole. Surely its not all for benefits scroungers?
     
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  3. Mr X

    Mr X Well-Known Forumite

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    Oh just miscellaneous items you know... moat cleaning, duck houses, toilet seats etc. The things that they couldn't really classify under any other kind of tax. And also, as you stated, it gets handed out to scroungers who can't be arsed to get a job and pay their taxes like everybody else does.
     
  4. Withnail

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    It's basically just good old income tax and pays for all manner of manna.
     
  5. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Daft as it seems it pays for peeps to be on this forum......
     
  6. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    So they tax you when you earn, they tax you when you spend and they tax you when you save, yet I can see no real outlay other than job-dodgers and pointless wars? If we just sent the scroungers to war instead we'd be quids in surely?

    As my income tax bill is several times more than my council tax bill, I can't help wondering what non-local services they are paying for that I benefit from.
     
  7. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    What have the Romans ever given us!
     
  8. Mr X

    Mr X Well-Known Forumite

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    What haven't the Romans given us?

    They gave us the bikini for a start!
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  9. Alan B'Stard

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    After watching "Ask the Chancellors", I'm sure Vince Cable would do a grand job of telling us should he be successful. Top man, still not gonna vote for them though.
     
  10. henryscat

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    There aren't any ring-fenced taxes though....

    Council tax doesn't cover the cost of local services as councils get a grant from government, funded by other taxes.

    Road tax hasn't paid for roads since 1937!!

    The black hole are things like idiotic PFI projects, new computer systems that never work, Trident missile type things that we don't need, ID card scheme that won't solve anything.
     
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    Vince Cable was the only one of the three that had a clue what he was talking about, Darling and Osborne are a waste of space.
     
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    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    Funnily enough the first thing i thought about saying was 'Trident' but...

    ... i wasn't sure it came under the remit!
     
  13. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    If you pay tax and have been paying tax for 40 years or 4 years you aint paying it into any state pension fund for you

    Its already spent
     
  14. Admin

    Admin You there; behave! Staff Member

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    Really? In that case, where do I apply for a refund for all the money I've poured into this place? I didn't realise you bunch of tax-paying proles were covering it! ;)
     
  15. dylanf

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    [​IMG]

    Edit: A pie chart showing the projected constituents of UK taxation receipts for the tax year 2008-2009, according to Budget 2008.
    Edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_in_the_United_Kingdom
     
  16. dylanf

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    'Trident' is money well spent.
     
  17. tek-monkey

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    Tis all a farce if you ask me. They'd be much better upping the tax free allowance to encourage wasters to actually work, then up the tax bands above this to cover the shortfall. As half their tax is only coming from those employed (at least half, its only really the fags/stella/petrol tax that affects dolies) they should be encouraging more people to work. My bro now has a job and he's only £30 a week better off than on benefits, thats just daft. Thank god he realises the world doesn't actually owe him a living. Stop the whole non-dom crap, stop companies trading in the UK yet paying tax elsewhere, make every pound earnt in this country taxable in this country.

    That'd **** off a lot of the MPs mates though, and could hinder future employment plans when they leave office.

    Don't suppose you have a similar graph of how they spend it? Wonder where duck houses would be?
     
  18. dylanf

    dylanf Fat Git

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    You commi bastard
     
  19. Timeflies

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    How is the Army/Navy/RAF/TA.... etc funded?
     
  20. dylanf

    dylanf Fat Git

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    At the end of the day, all not local government taxes just go into one big pot really. All non local government expenditure gets spent form here.
     
  21. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Look here, seems the Northern Rock fiasco cost the same as housing benefits! Although I suppose we own a bank now?

    If Thatcher hadn't encouraged the sell off of council houses, our benefits payments could be a lot less. As it is most people on housing benefits now seem to be in private accomodation rather than council, making a tidy profit for the landlords.
     

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