Council tax support cuts target the most vulnerable

From the Whitstable Gazette 08/09/2016 Cut So Canterbury City Council are planning to cut the amount of support people get towards paying their council tax. Currently the council operates a council tax support scheme (CTSS) which limits the amount people … Continue reading Council tax support cuts target the most vulnerable

I voted leave in the name of democracy

OK, so I voted to leave the EU. It took a long time to reach my decision. I was pulled both ways. Pretty well all of my friends were voting to remain and it was difficult to find myself in opposition to people I love and who I had shared a platform with on more than one occasion, but that is where my deliberations lead me. The national debate took place almost exclusively on right-wing terms. It was all about immigration and the money in your wallet, with both sides twisting the facts to suit their agenda. There simply wasn’t … Continue reading I voted leave in the name of democracy

Corporations the worst offshore tax offenders

There was something dishonest about the way news of the Panama papers was presented to us by the mainstream media. The first thing we were treated to were insights into the financial arrangements of Valdimir Putin and some top officials of the Chinese Communist Party. It was only later that we began the hear about David Cameron’s dad’s offshore dealings and the possibility that our Prime Minister may have been involved in tax avoidance in the past. After that leaders of all the major political parties were forced to publish their tax returns. So what is it about the words … Continue reading Corporations the worst offshore tax offenders