Posts Tagged “taxes”

Higher-rate tax and Danny Alexander’s time-limited dead body

by Stephen Tall on February 5, 2014

This was the couldn’t-be-clearer headline in the Mirror today, atop an interview with Lib Dem chief secretary to the treasury Danny Alexander: Defiant Danny Alexander today opened up a fresh rift within the Coalition Government by vowing to block Tory plans for yet another tax cut for the rich. … His comments will enrage Conservative […]

LibLink: Jonathan Portes on wealth taxes & ensuring the ‘rich’ pay their fair share

by Stephen Tall on October 2, 2012

Jonathan Portes, director of NIESR and former senior Treasury official, is not a Lib Dem — he recently contributed to LibDemVoice to critique the Coalition’s economic policy — but he is addicted to robust evidence. And the recent spate of right-wing commentators rubbishing the Lib Dems’ call for increased wealth taxes to help tackle the […]

The Tories’ and Labour’s collective tax omnishambles

by Stephen Tall on April 18, 2012

Labour is against reducing the 50p top-rate tax to 45p for those earning more than £150,000. What could be clearer? As it happens, quite a lot could be clearer. First, the omnishambles… Given how widely predicted George Osborne’s decision to reduce the top-rate was you would have thought Labour would have anticipated it and worked […]