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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Frii View Post
    *slowly lifts gun to mouth*
    You can afford ammo?
    Pootleist

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    Foreskin tax gone up 2%

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    Rissoles are going up by 10p

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    Not so bad:

    TAX
    • The 50p tax rate will be reduced to 45p in April 2013
    • The point at which people start paying income tax will be raised to 9,205 from April 2013; it is currently 7,475 and will go up to 8,105 in April 2012
    CHILD BENEFIT
    • Only those with income over 60,000 to lose all child benefits
    • Will be phased out when someone in a household has an income of more than 50,000. It will fall by 1% for every 100 earned over 50,000
    FUEL, CIGARETTE AND ALCOHOL DUTIES
    • Extra 37p on packet of cigarettes from 6pm tonight
    • No change to existing plans on alcohol duty
    • No change to existing plans on fuel duty
    PENSIONS
    • A single tier pension, at a minimum of 140, to be introduced
    • Automatic review of state pension age to be introduced
    ECONOMIC FORECASTS
    • UK economy is forecast to grow 0.8% in 2012
    • The forecast for 2013 is 2%, for 2014 is 2.7%, and for both 2015 and 2016 is 3%
    • Inflation is forecast to fall to 2.8% in 2012, and to 1.9% in 2013
    STAMP DUTY
    • Stamp duty on properties worth over 2 million to increase to 7% from midnight
    • Any such homes bought through companies will pay 15%
    JOBS AND EMPLOYMENT
    • Sunday trading laws to be relaxed for eight weekends beginning 22 July
    • Independent Pay Review bodies to look at introducing regional pay for public sector
    BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
    • Corporation tax will be cut to 24% from April 2012, falling to 22% by 2014
    • Tax relief for the video games, animation and high-end television production sectors
    • Government to consider enterprise loans for young people to start their own business
    INVESTMENT
    • Extra funding for ultra-fast broadband and wifi in 10 of UK's largest cities
    • Investment in railways in north-west England to be increased
    • Airport expansion options to be outlined later this summer, including review of south-east airport capacity
    BORROWING
    • Government borrowing this year to be 126bn - 1bn less than forecast
    • Forecast to fall to 21bn by 2016-17
    aka Sean / Sandeep / Sylvian / Seamus....

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    Major tax incentives for pangolin farmers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demonix View Post
    We may aswell drop our kecks and assume the position now...

    Just like Osbourne did for Cameron and the older boys at Eton...

    Slimy Tory Arseholes + Spineless Libdem dweebs = one cluster f#ck of a Gov't with no clear direction and half hearted policies that achieve nothing apart from pissing off the electorate.

    *Could be worse as Milliband - Wallace looalikey and Ed Balls could be running the show and that would be really shite.
    Great post!

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    A couple of stand outs there.....

    37p on a packet of fags and 7 % stamp duty on 2m + homes, both from 6pm tonight!

    You can imagine the hardened smokers all sprinting down the shops to get a job lot of fags in, but the poor bastard who is about to complete on a smart London pad is suddenly 40k worse off! not an insignificant sum if you've just paid 50% tax on your income.

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    I'm so pleased I have just quit the fags

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen J View Post
    I'm so pleased I have just quit the fags
    Again

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    how much are a packet of fags then?
    Kiss his arse

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    Dunno, I smoked rollies.

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    That is a tax I agree with, shame my other half still smokes. Gave up end of 2004.

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    5 a packet or what?
    Kiss his arse

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    If they do cost 5 and you smoke 20 a day that makes more than 1800 a year. CRAZY
    Kiss his arse

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    Other half fags are not top brand, and are 5.76, or rather were! But you're point about cost is a regular point, which is just ignored!

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    So it looks like I'll be able to make more money fag smuggling.
    As for all theother increases
    Pasties, VAT on them
    Pension age rise, you looking forward to working till 70
    Logical

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    We're up around 300-400 quid!...I think it's only when you get into the big salaries like someone said 45k plus then you start to get hit by the pinch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BHB 10.6.6 View Post
    We're up around 300-400 quid!...I think it's only when you get into the big salaries like someone said 45k plus then you start to get hit by the pinch.
    Oh, how we all laughed............................ :/

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    Care to elucidate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BHB 10.6.6 View Post
    We're up around 300-400 quid!...I think it's only when you get into the big salaries like someone said 45k plus then you start to get hit by the pinch.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Greenville View Post
    Oh, how we all laughed............................ :/
    Speak for yourself.... :-/
    aka Sean / Sandeep / Sylvian / Seamus....

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