That an article has appeared in the Daily Mail today claiming that flat taxes would help the poor should come as no surprise. That it is based on a piece of original research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation however ought to raise at least the odd eyebrow. In fact, man-bites-dog spin from the JRF notwithstanding,… Continue reading Would flat taxes help the poor?
Day: August 11, 2006
Social justice – Lib Dem style?
I really ought to go to bed, but I thought I’d leave you with this little snippet. According to the Lib Dem Treasury team notes about the tax commission’s new proposals, a retired couple on a Â£15,000 income living in a Band G house will be Â£1,578 better off under their proposals (assuming average environmental… Continue reading Social justice – Lib Dem style?