50p Tax Rate

Dear Eds - I'm One Business Leader Who Won't Keep Quiet!

Charlie Mullins | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

The Labour Party under Ed Miliband and his most un-super sidekick Ed Balls are completely anti-business, a fact that has been demonstrated time and again with policies that treat UK PLC as a tax cash cow, that never needs feeding... So it's no wonder that business leaders across the country are not prepared to stand by and listen to this bunch of liars trying to pass themselves off as having great support from industry.

How Can This Government Attempt to Justify a £3Billion Tax Cut for the Top One Per Cent?

Chris Leslie | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Leslie

The average British family has not been anywhere near so fortunate as the highest earners, however, and will be £974 a year worse off by 2015 because of tax and benefit changes introduced since 2010... Can there be any greater fallacy than George Osborne's desperate claim that "we're all in this together"?

Inflation Is Falling, But So Is Your Pay Packet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Inflation has fallen to its lowest rate in four and a half years according to official figures, but it is still eating away at Britons' pay packets. ...

Your Pay Is Falling Even More (Due To Bankers)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's political boost today from figures showing an increasing number of Britons in work has been undermined by data claiming Britons' pay ...

The Pay Squeeze Is Over (But Only If You Got A Bonus)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics

The coalition has received a boost from the news that average pay rises have outstripped inflation for the first time in four years in a sign of the s...

Miliband 'Must Go Further And Faster' For Business

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has been urged by a senior Labour party figure to go "further and faster" to woo business in order to ensure Labour win the next election....

Miliband's 50p Tax Plan 'Gives The Tories A Free Hit', Warns Labour Peer

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband and the Labour party risk giving the Tories a "free hit" by depicting them as anti-business due to their plan to reinstate the 50p top rat...

Cut Top Tax Rate To 40p Over My Dead Body, Osborne Deputy Warns

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics

Danny Alexander has warned George Osborne that the top rate of tax will only be cut to 40p "over my dead body". The Liberal Democrat Chief Secretar...

Balls And Miliband 'Tensions' Over 50p Tax Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband wants to keep Labour's proposed 50p tax in place permanently, which is at odds with Ed Balls, who only wants it to be temporary, accordin...

Talk About More Than Just 50p, Ex-Ministers Urge Ed

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband needs to offer a wider policy platform than "static" debates about bringing back the 50p top rate of income tax in order to win the next e...

France's Loss Is London's Gain

Charlie Mullins | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Charlie Mullins

Successful entrepreneurs who look to the UK as a business friendly place to locate and invest will see a tax rate far beyond that in countries like Russia, which has a flat tax rate of only 13% for everybody! Just like we're seeing with France, investors would leave the country and go elsewhere.

Raising the Top Rate of Income Tax Isn't About Envy, it's About Justice

John Wight | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

Raising the top rate of income tax isn't about envy, it's about justice. But it only goes so far. We also need to start talking about raising the minimum wage, clamping down on tax avoidance and evasion, and public ownership. Enough is enough. The rich have been taking the rest of us for a ride for far too long.

PM Adviser Lord Young Speaks Out About Cutting Income Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's enterprise advisor Lord Young has expressed sympathy for calls to cut the top rate of income tax from 45p to 40p. The peer, who was...

What Did Dave Avoid Saying He Agreed With Boris About?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has refused to say if he agrees with Boris Johnson's call for the 45p upper rate of tax to be cut even further to 40p. Under questio...

'Even Daily Mail Readers Support Our 50p Tax Plans'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Politics

Chuka Umunna has launched a staunch defence of Labour's plan to bring back the 50p upper rate of income tax for those earning over £150,000, insistin...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Balls Vs Big Business

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 27 January 2014... 1) BALLS VS BIG BUSINESS If you want to know how upset big business and i...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: We're All In This Together

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 26 January 2014... 1) WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER George Osborne may have coined the phrase '...

Ed Balls Says Labour Will Tax Rich More

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Labour will reverse the Tory decision to cut tax for Britain's wealthiest, by re-introducing the 50p top rate of tax, Ed Balls has pledged. The sha...

George, Here Are 10 Ways To Not Have To Cut £25 Billion More

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne sketched out a stark vision of further economic austerity, with £12 billion extra welfare cuts as part of a £25 billion cuts package ...

Which Of Dave's Pals Have Just Got Gongs?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Apprentice star Karren Brady and Ian Cheshire, boss of the DIY giant, both advisers to David Cameron, lead the businesspeople who have received honour...

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How Much Have Banker Bonuses Soared By NOW?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

Bankers' bonuses have continued to soar over the last year, with the coalition losing as much as £85 million in tax after Chancellor George Osborne s...

'Tax Cut For Bankers'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK

Bankers and other millionaires will receive a tax cut from Saturday - sparking a furious debate between the political parties. As the government tr...

Tax Cut For Rich 'Could Have Funded Child Benefit'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Politics

A tax cut that will give the richest people almost £100,000 a year could have increased child benefit for more than 12 million children, according to...

Boris Urges Osborne To Cut Top Tax Rate

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne should think about cutting the top rate of income tax, Boris Johnson said on Friday as he praised India for having a more at...

The Myth of the Millionaires' Exodus

Steven Akehurst | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics
Steven Akehurst

This narrative has been accepted by the right - of proof of the age-old maxim that taxing the rich proves counter-productive - and even by the left, as a cause for despair. The trouble is, it isn't true. Or at least there is no credible proof that it is.