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    Invent a new tax to heal our broken economy

    the more unfair the better, especially if the rich can dodge it & only poor people have to pay up.

    gotta fill the pension black hole so let's get creative :-)

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    What broken economy?

    Air

    taxed for appearing in any documentary with benefits in the title.

    Everyone in the UK is really under taxed at the moment.
    Personally 1p or even 2p on the basic rate is the way forward.

    I wish we had a government with the balls to do it.

    tax for letting your child use a smartphone or tablet before they can walk or talk

    Original Poster

    Blinking Tax oO
    CCTV everywhere counts the number of times you blink & deducts the money straight from your salary/bank account

    1p per blink & could even have promos like 3-for-2p or a BOGOF weekend...to make it fun X)

    shadey12

    tax for letting your child use a smartphone or tablet before they can … tax for letting your child use a smartphone or tablet before they can walk or talk



    Why? I'm sure I've seen studies show that tablets can aid in children developing certain skills faster, especially those related to numbers.

    Should we tax books too?
    Edited by: "HotEnglishAndWelshDeals" 1st Oct 2016

    When we end up with a rubbish trade deal from the EU, we should then tax EU goods more than the rest of the world.
    This will encourage UK business to start manufacturing goods in competition, and also discourage well off UK folk buying German cars, and poor UK folk buying cheap tacky French cars.

    Not a bad idea really.

    Remittance tax.

    Billions of pounds are siphoned off by immigrants every year. According to the World Bank Bilateral Remittances Matrix, the remittance outflow from the UK is 16.5 billion and the main destinations of remittances from the UK are Nigeria and India. Start taxing these remittances if the government cannot stop them completely.



    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    What broken economy?

    shadey12

    tax for letting your child use a smartphone or tablet before they can … tax for letting your child use a smartphone or tablet before they can walk or talk




    Not sure you have quite grasped the tone of a DarkEnergy thread. X)

    My suggestions;

    a) Tax the humourless

    b) Tax the graduates

    c) A supertax for humourless graduates.

    DarkEnergy2012

    Blinking Tax oOCCTV everywhere counts the number of times you blink & … Blinking Tax oOCCTV everywhere counts the number of times you blink & deducts the money straight from your salary/bank account1p per blink & could even have promos like 3-for-2p or a BOGOF weekend...to make it fun X)



    What an amazing idea, it would be so entertaining to blow cigar smoke into the eyes of the poor on the high street to see them trying not to blink.. Brilliant.

    How about taxing people who refuse to get a job or make them work for benefits?
    There are people who genuinely can't work because of sickness or disability but our government makes it too easy not to work.
    Whoever can find an answer to this problem should be made PM

    Rather than speeding cameras, install cameras at all traffic lights to catch the folk who go through on red

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Why? I'm sure I've seen studies show that tablets can aid in children … Why? I'm sure I've seen studies show that tablets can aid in children developing certain skills faster, especially those related to numbers.Should we tax books too?



    ​i think you missed the point. you wouldnt stick your kids in a corner with a book and no interaction, I hope. I also think it is no coincidence that kids starting school now are way behind what they were in the past. still at lest they know how to use a phone.

    shadey12

    ​i think you missed the point. you wouldnt stick your kids in a corner w … ​i think you missed the point. you wouldnt stick your kids in a corner with a book and no interaction, I hope. I also think it is no coincidence that kids starting school now are way behind what they were in the past. still at lest they know how to use a phone.



    But that's not what you said.

    Let's not be fuddy-duddies and pretend that technology like tablets aren't going to be important to the way we all develop. You can get some absolutely brilliant apps that take the fundamentals that you and I grew up with and adds an entirely new level of interaction.

    But a tax on bad parenting is one I'm all for.

    Poll Tax

    white candycane flamedeer can be used to pay off all your bills.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Why? I'm sure I've seen studies show that tablets can aid in children … Why? I'm sure I've seen studies show that tablets can aid in children developing certain skills faster, especially those related to numbers.Should we tax books too?



    ​books no, but tablets and phones are already taxed. letting a toddler use a mobile phone is plain dumb imo.

    A tax on bankers bonuses because they've robbed enough from the system and need to start paying back.

    Tax mp's for every lie and not answering questions directly

    Banned

    A toddler doesn't need to interact with anything else other than people. Their social skills need to be developed in the real world not on some touch screen. They need no encouragement to interact with a screen, quite the opposite. All you have to do is look around you as you walk down any high street to see what's going on.

    Mates enjoying each other's company in today's world.

    http://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-photo-group-of-children-sitting-in-mall-using-mobile-phones-284520338.jpg

    The concept of moderation really seems lost on some.

    Either you are sticking your kids in front of a screen all day or you're saying they don't need them at all.

    Truth is most good parents recognise that these things are tools and are fantastic when used in moderation.


    Another tax idea - increase taxes on MPs and ban them from increasing their salaries. They should be on minimum wage with a small sum for expenses.

    Also a tax on BBC presenters when they're biased.

    Chiptivo

    Everyone in the UK is really under taxed at the moment. Personally 1p or … Everyone in the UK is really under taxed at the moment. Personally 1p or even 2p on the basic rate is the way forward. I wish we had a government with the balls to do it.



    ​technically they need to increase the tax free allowance and reduce the dole to make all those on benefits to get a job apart from people who really need it. most people just fleecing the system. however if working on the minimum wage is attractive there will be less people on benefits and more people paying taxing instead of making working people pay more tax. if only Cameron had had the balls to bring on that policy

    We don't need anymore taxes we need to spend money wisely instead of throwing as much as possible at the old boys network.

    However ever if I must say one then a tax on lying in parliament tho that would be more of a fine

    Banned

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    The concept of moderation really seems lost on some.Either you are … The concept of moderation really seems lost on some.Either you are sticking your kids in front of a screen all day or you're saying they don't need them at all.Truth is most good parents recognise that these things are tools and are fantastic when used in moderation.Another tax idea - increase taxes on MPs and ban them from increasing their salaries. They should be on minimum wage with a small sum for expenses.Also a tax on BBC presenters when they're biased.



    Do you have kids? If so what are their age(s)

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    A tax on bankers bonuses because they've robbed enough from the system … A tax on bankers bonuses because they've robbed enough from the system and need to start paying back.



    ​Bankers bonuses are already taxed unless in CoCo bonds, guessing DB employees may be a little miffed at that risk going down the swanny, and at the higher rate, corporate tax paid by banks was also raised by the Conservatives. Awkward truth.

    Error440

    We don't need anymore taxes we need to spend money wisely instead of … We don't need anymore taxes we need to spend money wisely instead of throwing as much as possible at the old boys network. However ever if I must say one then a tax on lying in parliament tho that would be more of a fine



    ​why old boys network, seems tax loopholes are used by anyone who comes into cash, even comedians and pop stars!

    Banned

    Error440

    We don't need anymore taxes we need to spend money wisely instead of … We don't need anymore taxes we need to spend money wisely instead of throwing as much as possible at the old boys network. However ever if I must say one then a tax on lying in parliament tho that would be more of a fine


    'Spending money wisely' is definitely you're thing. I'm not so sure that's for the good of the country though.

    cchopps

    'Spending money wisely' is definitely you're thing. I'm not so sure … 'Spending money wisely' is definitely you're thing. I'm not so sure that's for the good of the country though.



    ​yeah let's have more benefits,. that's an interesting link you found.

    Ditch income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax and NIC. Only have VAT and charge it on every sale transacted by a UK resident whether the purchase is from UK or abroad. Make the penalties for avoiding VAT draconian, e.g. at least 100 times the tax avoided.

    I doubt that it would be a vote winner, though. oO

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Why? I'm sure I've seen studies show that tablets can aid in children … Why? I'm sure I've seen studies show that tablets can aid in children developing certain skills faster, especially those related to numbers.Should we tax books too?



    As far as tablets are concerned we already do tax books (eBooks) at 20% thanks to your precious EU.

    cchopps

    'Spending money wisely' is definitely you're thing. I'm not so sure … 'Spending money wisely' is definitely you're thing. I'm not so sure that's for the good of the country though.


    Can't really blame Error for protecting her savings from a stupid rule. Own a million pound house and no cash you get full benefits, yet that 20k in the bank you were saving for a deposit you're supposed to spend.

    Saturn

    Not sure you have quite grasped the tone of a DarkEnergy thread. X)My … Not sure you have quite grasped the tone of a DarkEnergy thread. X)My suggestions;a) Tax the humourlessb) Tax the graduatesc) A supertax for humourless graduates.



    How about a superdupertax for humourless graduate bankers?

    A £200 tax/fine on anyone who types the word FACT immediately after stating a (usually incorrect) opinion on the internet.

    Add £50 for every exclamation mark used.

    Fred Smith

    How about a superdupertax for humourless graduate bankers?




    You would have to be careful with the scope of such a tax. "I'm in Banking" - "I'm in Finance" are such deliciously broad terms. There are some narcissistic people who describe themselves as such, when the reality is that the summit of their achievements has been their own desk in a branch of the Cambridge Building Society. Same with 'Financial Advisers' selling low grade insurance when not on prolonged gardening leave.

    Original Poster

    Errrm Tax

    £5 each time you say "Errrrm..." or a daily fee of £100 & you can say it as often as you like in that 24hours

    Pain in the **** Reality TV 'Celebrity' Tax
    Edited by moderator: "." 1st Oct 2016

    DarkEnergy2012

    Errrm Tax£5 each time you say "Errrrm..." or a daily fee of £100 & you c … Errrm Tax£5 each time you say "Errrrm..." or a daily fee of £100 & you can say it as often as you like in that 24hours



    Excellent idea, that could also be combined with a 'right' tax applied whenever anyone ends a sentence with the aforementioned word.

    Exemptions apply if you're responding to a request for directions
    Edited by: "spoo" 1st Oct 2016

    spoo

    Excellent idea, that could also be combined with a 'right' tax applied … Excellent idea, that could also be combined with a 'right' tax applied whenever anyone ends a sentence with the aforementioned word. Exemptions apply if you're responding to a request for directions



    ​or starts a sentence "l literally" or uses the word at all.
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