OT: another Tory stealth tax.

Just been informed by my home insurance company that the tax on the premium goes up from 10% to 12% on the 1st June.
Was 9.5% Nov 2015, and not even a year since the last increase.
Gives the lie to the Tories being the party of the home owner.
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On 27/05/17 11:43, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

Publicly announced last Autumn, not quite stealth?
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/insurance-premium-tax-increase-of-standard-rate/insurance-premium-tax-increase-of-standard-rate
"Impact on individuals, households and families
The measure is not expected to impact on family formation, stability or breakdown."
So that's OK then, my chances of further breeding are ensured...
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You read everything like that issued by HMG? ;-)

It's only money, after all.

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On 27/05/2017 13:55, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

It was widely reported in the papers at the time.
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On Sunday, 28 May 2017 01:38:18 UTC+1, Steve Walker wrote:

It was.
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On 28/05/2017 01:38, Steve Walker wrote:

The tax that was "stealthy" despite being publicised is akin to Labour's assertion that democracy is being "rigged" by having an election.
https://order-order.com/2017/04/20/dawn-butler-may-trying-to-rig-democracy-by-holding-election/
Labour La La Land.
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On 27/05/2017 13:55, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

8% *less* than it would be if the EU imposed VAT on insurance premiums.
If Corbyn gets into number 10, his mate McDonnell has that land value tax just waiting for all those Londoners living in £1 million+ houses.
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On Tue, 30 May 2017 16:35:07 +0100, Andrew

Are they likely to do this?

Hooray :-)
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Mark wrote:

Well, the IPT on travel insurance might as well be called VAT, it was raised from 4% to 17.5% when that was the VAT rate, then when VAT rose to 20%, so did the IPT on travel insurance ...
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wrote:

But is this anything to do with the EU (as was previously suggested)?
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but all of that is specifically because VAT on insurance is explicitly disallowed by EU rules
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wrote:

but they won't
the list of exempt (as opposed to zero rated) items is set in stone, there is zero chance it will ever be changed
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On 30/05/2017 16:35, Andrew wrote:

do I detect fear in this thread ?
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wrote:

Nope. There isnt even the remotest possibility that Labour will be the govt, you watch.
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On Wednesday, 31 May 2017 20:49:29 UTC+1, Rod Speed wrote:

rease-of-standard-rate/insurance-premium-tax-increase-of-standard-rate

or

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uses.

vt,

You said the same about the UK leaving the EU.
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wrote:

More of your lies.
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wrote:

on their own, perhaps not
but ISTM that the Tories are doing everything in their power to throw away a majority
tim

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wrote:

No perhaps about it.

Even sillier than you usually manage and even if they were that stupid, and they arent, they wont be having a coalition with Corbyn, you watch.
The torys will be back with an increased majority unless enough of you lot are actually stupid enough to decide that Corbyn hasn’t got a hope in hell of forming govt and are stupid enough to vote Labour to make an obscene gesture in the general direction of the Torys, and IMO even you lot arent quite that stupid and you deserve everything you get if you lot are actually that stupid.
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wrote:

but the polls are suggesting that this is possible
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