Mike Swadling asks – Where does the council spend its money and Do we get value for it? In the Croydon Citizen – https://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/taxing-conversations-croydon/
Winston Churchill famously said “I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me”. With 1 in every 3 pounds spent in a pub going to the taxman, it appears the government takes more from both us and the alcohol than they ever give back.
Despite serving the country for generations, our pubs are under threat from a range of pressures, and right now they are closing at a rate of 3 per day. The Long Live the Local campaign is asking government to ease pressure on pubs by reducing beer duty and other taxes on this key trade. A small reduction in beer duty adds a huge amount of capital to the industry. Please join us in supporting this worthwhile campaign and sign the petition to cut beer tax at https://www.longlivethelocal.pub/.
We also encourage you to write to your MP at https://www.longlivethelocal.pub/letter. You can also generate an image to support your local like the image above.
If you are of know any Landlords then your pub can a Landlord pack to should your support https://www.longlivethelocal.pub/landlord. This includes:
• 800 x Beer Mats
• 20 x Posters
• 20 x Tent Cards
• 2 x Window Stickers
Brexit is in danger. We are asking you to write to your MP in Croydon today! Tell them why you voted Brexit, why Chequers is unacceptable. Remind them both the Conservative and Labour’s manifesto committed to leaving the Single Market, Customs Union & ending Freedom of Movement.
Please spare a few minutes for this Better Off Out video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7fxd_JUozo&feature=youtu.be
Croydon North to write to Steve Reed MP [email protected]
Croydon Central to write to Sarah Jones MP [email protected]
Croydon South to write to Chris Philp MP [email protected]
Following our recent campaign with the TaxPayers’ Alliance Croydon’s newspapers are asking – Are we getting value for money for our Council Tax?
REVEALED: This is how much Croydon Council has spent on vehicles for mayors since 2015 https://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/news/croydon-news/croydon-council-mayor-spending-cars-1918204
Revealed: Croydon Council is hiring private detectives and it is costing them thousands http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/16591581.revealed-croydon-council-is-hiring-private-detectives-and-it-is-costing-them-cost-thousands/
“Members of a group which campaigns for lower taxes and an end to wasteful government spending will be in Croydon town centre on Saturday.
The Taxpayers’ Alliance are due to pitch up in the High Street campaigning for lower taxes and against government waste.”
Full Croydon Advertiser article https://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/news/croydon-news/spend-croydons-money-fixing-potholes-1910633
Croydon Advertiser Facebook Page wuth great comments https://www.facebook.com/114339615299800/posts/1840508142682930/
The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) are holding an Action Day in Croydon on Saturday 18th August. This follows on from a public meeting with the TPA held by the Croydon Constitutionalists.
New leaflet to question the value for money delivered by Croydon Council. To be used with the TaxPayers’ Alliance street stall.
From our Friends at the TaxPayers’ Allaince….
On Saturday The Times reported that the stamp duty increases brought in by former chancellor George Osborne have resulted in a decrease in stamp duty revenue.
According to The Times: “The tax raised £1.999 billion in the third quarter of 2015, before Mr Osborne introduced an additional 3 per cent surcharge for second home-buyers and landlords.
“Receipts were even lower in the first quarter of this year, at £1.883 billion. Receipts peaked at £2.61 billion in the third quarter of last year, according to the HMRC figures.”
The TaxPayers’ Alliance has long campaigned for the abolition of stamp duty. We first suggested it in 2012 as part of the 2020 Tax Commission report. Reforms we called for in 2014 reduced the burden on hard-pressed taxpayers, but failed to end the damage caused by stamp duty.
It is clear that stamp duty is a hindrance to many buyers and the government needs to reconsider its position and make positive changes to benefit the housing market. As data from the United States shows, tax cuts have resulted in significant investment by business and wage rises for workers. When income and corporation tax were reduced in the UK, revenues increased by 37 and 25 per cent respectively.
Put simply, tax cuts can help grow the economy and bring in greater revenue to pay for world class public services.