Tag: VAT

ConDem VAT hike hits poor hardest

The rise in VAT introduced by the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition government has hit poorest families harder than wealthier ones the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics have suggested. During the General Election last year, the Liberal Democrats had run a campaign warning voters that the Conservatives would deliver a VAT ‘bombshell’ which would…

VAT? You must be joking!

“Why is the Conservative coalition NEEDLESSLY raising VAT? Pity the LibDems can’t resist their Conservative colleagues! Perhaps passive acceptance of Conservative policies is the price the LibDems’ must pay for basking in the Conservative limelight. VAT is an EU tax imposed by the Conservatives on April Fools’ Day 1973. Instead of raising it, UKIP has…