VAT up today

Yay, VAT went up today. Whilst the news agencies have made a little bit too much of a fuss about an increase which most people will barely notice it’s important to remember just how regressive VAT is.

Afterall “If you look at the effect of sales tax, it’s very regressive, it hits the poorest the hardest. It does. I absolutely promise goes very very widely. VAT is a more regressive tax than income tax or council tax.”

As Guido points out this is none other than David Cameron. As your bi-weekly reminder that you really can’t trust anything politicians say Guido also notes that 2 weeks before the election David told us that:

“We have absolutely no plans to raise VAT. Our first budget is all about recognising we need to get spending under control rather than putting up tax.”

Not impressive.


About lenty

22 year old medical statistician living in London. I love drone music, F1, politicians and reading fantasy/sci-fi/dystopian fiction. Generally I post about a mixture of all the above plus the movies I watch!
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