Posts Tagged “big society”

A question for the Coalition: Would Lib Dems and Tories support the Charity Tax if Labour had proposed it?

by Stephen Tall on April 13, 2012

One of the aspects of the furore over the Coalition’s Charity Tax that has struck me is that charity is a more divisive issue than I’d realised. Those of us who work in the charity sector probably take for granted that our organisations provide a public good, that the aggregated generosity of donors and the […]

Time for Nick Clegg and the Coalition to see sense and stop the ‘Charity Tax’

by Stephen Tall on April 4, 2012

This year’s budget was, in general, a good one for Lib Dems. Most notably, the party’s number one priority of taking more low-paid workers out of tax was fast-tracked, while the controversies, and specifically the cut in the 50p top-rate at a time when pensioners’ tax allowances are being frozen, have hit their Tory backers’ […]

What is the Lib Dem position on ‘The Big Society’?

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2011

I was called by a colleague I know through my day-job last week: ‘What is the Lib Dem position on charitable giving?’ she asked. Beyond a bland ‘We’re in favour of it,’ I found myself a bit stuck for an answer. Initially I put it down to my ignorance, and decided I should do some […]