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2010 budget

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cant see a topic on it..

thoughts??

u lot know whats changing?

Economy

• Growth is forecast to be 1.2% this year taking into account today's budget measures. It is forecast to be 2.3% next year, 2.8% in 2012, 2.9% in 2013 and 2.7% in both 2014 and 2015.

• Debt will be falling and structural current deficit should be balanced by 2014.

• Consumer price inflation is expected to reach 2.7% by the end of the year returning to target in the medium term

• Unemployment rate forecast to peak at 8.1% this year and then fall for each of the next four years to reach 6.1% in 2015.

• 77% of total consolidation to be achieved through spending reductions and 23% through tax increases.

• Public sector net borrowing will be £149bn this year, £116bn next year, £89bn in 2102-13, £60bn in 2013-14, £37bn in 2014-15, falling to £20bn in 2015-16.

• Public sector net debt as share of GDP will be 62% this year and will peak at 70% in 2013-14. It will then begin to fall reaching 67% in 2015-16.

• Additional current expenditure reductions of £30bn a year by 2014-15.

• No further reductions in capital spending totals.

Public sector

• Two year public sector pay freeze on staff earning more than £21,000.

• People earning less than £21,000 will will each receive a flat pay rise worth £250 in each of the two years.

• Operational allowance for troops in Afghanistan doubled to £4,800.

• Will Hutton to draw up plans for fairer pay across the public sector, without increasing the overall pay bill, so that those at the top of organisations are paid no more than 20 times the salaries of those at the bottom.

• An independent commission chaired by John Hutton will review public sector pensions. There will also be consultation on scrapping default retirement age.

• Rise in the state pension age to 66 will be accelerated.

• Government will seek private capital injection into the Royal Mail Group.

Welfare

• Benefits, tax credits and public service pensions will increase in line with consumer prices rather than the retail price index.

• Child benefit to be frozen for the next three years.

• Caps on housing benefit to be introduced - from £280 a week for a one-bedroom property to £400 a week for a four-bedroom or larger. Together with other measures this will reduce costs of housing benefit by £1.8 bn a year by the end of the parliament.

• Sure start maternity grant will go to the first child only.

• Child element of the child tax credit to increase by £150 above indexation next year.

Taxes

• Corporation tax, currently 28%, to fall by 1p in the pound a year for four consecutive years until it reaches 24%.

• Small companies tax to fall to 20%.

• New firms outside south-east/east to be let off employer national insurance contributions, up to £5,000, for each of first 10 employees recruited.

• VAT to increase to 20% on 4 January next year. Will generate over £13bn a year of extra revenues.

• Government to work with local authorities to freeze council tax for one year from April next year.

• Capital gains tax, currently 18%, to increase for higher earners to 28% from midnight. Low and middle-income savers will continue to pay 18%

• Personal income tax allowance to be raised by £1,000 from April to £7,475. Will take 880,000 people out of tax altogether.

• Higher rate income tax threshold frozen until 2013.

• Planned tax-relief for video games industry to be scrapped.

Bankings and savings

• Bank levy to be introduced in January next year, to apply to the balance sheets of UK banks and building societies, and to the UK operations of banks from abroad. Expected to raise over £2bn of annual revenues.

Drinks, cigarettes and fuel

• No increase in duties.

• Reversal of government decision to increase duties on cider by 10% above inflation confirmed. Will take effect at end of month.

Pensions

• From April next year the basic state pension will be re-linked with earnings.

• Basic state pension will increase every year by highest of earnings, inflation or 2.5%.

Businesses

• Regional Growth Fund to provide finance for regional capital projects over the next two years.

• The 10% Capital gains tax rate for entrepreneurs, which currently applies to the first £2m of qualifying gains made over a lifetime, will be extended to the first £5m of lifetime gains.

• Capital allowances for the majority of plant and machinery assets to fall from 20% to 18%, while the allowance for longer-lived assets will fall from 10% to 8% from April 2012.

• Annual Investment Allowance to fall to £25,000 a year to April 2012.

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Ppl on low incomes having a lower tax rate

VAT rising

Cuts in publix services

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so 20% tax increase

sh*t gonna get more expensive

and wages gona get lower

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Exactly, how can sh*t get more expensive but pay is frozen.

And why have they not cut trident, which would save billions?!

Clegg is a yes man, voting lib dem really did live up to being a wasted vote, I hope people who voted are pissed off.

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• VAT to increase to 20% on 4 January next year. Will generate over £13bn a year of extra revenues.

Most alarming, cos that sh*t aint never going back down to 17.5%. EVER.

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wow.

this just shows its only a coalition in name.

public sector getting battered.

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This coalition...

I would have thought Vince Cable would have been appointed Chancellor, but we have some incompetent Tory that's how you know Clegg is nothing in their eyes.

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Cuts werent as bad as all the scaremongering suggested.

The real stuff is gonna be the department cuts though

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people were warned yet voted Lib dems anyways

SMH

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Corporation tax, currently 28%, to fall by 1p in the pound a year for four consecutive years until it reaches 24%.

I don't fully understand this, I need to find out what corporation tax exactly is, but surely this just sounds like a cut to the wealthy?!?

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Corporation tax, currently 28%, to fall by 1p in the pound a year for four consecutive years until it reaches 24%.

I don't fully understand this, I need to find out what corporation tax exactly is, but surely this just sounds like a cut to the wealthy?!?

Tax on large businesses, could help to stimulate investment as a meagre counter-measure to the expected falls in consumer confidence/spending that this hype has generated (or the wage cut/VAT increasees to come).

But yeah in reality, that could just mean larger dividends for rich shareholders, which does nothing for the less well off but does encourage people to set up business in the UK causing more competition, multipliers and all the other economic arguments, etc.

But the extent I doubt will be high.

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Moving out of the country>>>

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people were warned yet voted Lib dems anyways

SMH

trust me.

this is the best thing that could have happened to labour tbh. all serious left wingers will now switch over too labour after seeing how snaky the lib dems are.

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lol

this gonna send us back into recession me thinks

because?

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Corporation tax, currently 28%, to fall by 1p in the pound a year for four consecutive years until it reaches 24%.

I don't fully understand this, I need to find out what corporation tax exactly is, but surely this just sounds like a cut to the wealthy?!?

Tax on large businesses, could help to stimulate investment as a meagre counter-measure to the expected falls in consumer confidence/spending that this hype has generated (or the wage cut/VAT increasees to come).

But yeah in reality, that could just mean larger dividends for rich shareholders, which does nothing for the less well off but does encourage people to set up business in the UK causing more competition, multipliers and all the other economic arguments, etc.

But the extent I doubt will be high.

Hmm, is competition between businesses even suffering that they are reducing the tax in the first place. How can you justify raising VAT and freezing salaries whilst cutting the taxes of big business, just seems dodgy.

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• Two year public sector pay freeze on staff earning more than £21,000.

f*ck YOU DAVID CAMERON YOU PRICK. NICK CLEGG f*ck OFF ALSO.

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lol

this gonna send us back into recession me thinks

because?

Dunno about recession, cos technically retail and such should experience a good Christmas. Thereafter, plus the usually inflation in January, well "it's about to heat up, heat up"

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lol they need to legalize and tax weed already to help the budget.

too many companies and groups will appose it and never let it happen tho.

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lol

this gonna send us back into recession me thinks

because?

VAT increase will cause inflation which could in turn trigger an increase in interest rates; hol tite those struggling to pay their mortgage. Also, this would benefit the rich who most likely have savings whilist the poor have more to pay on their loans

furthermore, businesses either have to increase prices which might scare away customers who are struggling anyway

OR

they take on the burden and keep prices constant, thus reducing their profit;

a reduction in demand or revenue will cause businesses to look to cut costs and this will most likely result in sacking people, if not the business might fold, especially if it's small/medium size

i'm sure there's more but i ain't done economics in a year

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So let me get this straight, everyone faces paycuts but army troops?

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I do not trust that slimy c*nt Osborne.

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• Two year public sector pay freeze on staff earning more than £21,000.

f*ck YOU DAVID CAMERON YOU PRICK. NICK CLEGG f*ck OFF ALSO.

Only government/public sector workers get paycuts yh?

Edit:

sh*t mumzy pissed

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