The 1000 shares in Unilever that I bought in my ISA in 2009 for
£18,000 are now worth about £50,000 and since 2009 the dividend
has increased every year from about 40p/share in 2009 to about
This means I have received over £8,000 in dividends since 2009.
This years total dividends will be £1,340.
When (if) I come to sell them, it will cost me £7.99 and one
click of a mouse.
How much are your 2nd hand panels worth even now ?, and how
much will the licensed waste removal contractor charge you
to take away your dead panels, contaminated with cadmium and
other nasties ?.
How is not charging a higher rate of tax a subsidy?
Anyway, if VAT was higher on fuel, it would still take the same energy
to heat our house, cook our meals, run our PCs, etc. All it would mean
is that I had less money available for gradually replacing things with
newer, more efficient items.
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