Monthly Archives: October 2014

Inheritance Tax on the North

The government are sounding out an increase in inheritance tax to a threshold of a £1m. This is said to cost the taxpayer £3bn.  In reality nearly all that extra cash will go to the South East of England.  So … Continue reading

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Companies not paying tax might not be all bad

On BBC Question Time last week one of the panellists got loud applause for saying companies should pay the tax they owe.  A figure of £35 billion was mentioned. That is a lot of money.  Is it true?  What would … Continue reading

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Ebola, is it a panic

The dreaded Ebola sickness adds another dimension to the list of 2014 woes.  Instant communication and hub and spoke travel is gift to the rapid spread of diseases and panic. The biggest gift to Ebola is the lack of hygiene … Continue reading

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After the Scottish Referendum

Scotland votes to remain in the United Kingdom by a 400,000 majority.  Many in Scotland think the promises of further powers are almost independence.  They might be disappointed and are sure to make a fuss whatever happens. The UK government … Continue reading

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