Monday, April 9, 2012

Stealth tax

The Tories if you believed Labour were ever ones for stealth taxes as opposed to Labours up front robbery of pensions and general economic incompetence. Though the Tories admittedly on the enviroloony theft green levy are just building on Labours platform. So yet again we have another smash and grab raid on our money should we choose to spend it, so as to reduce our "carbon footprint" Though personally I rather like carbon and do not see it as any sort of danger to the UK.
Green tax on conservatories: Home improvements will trigger 10% levy
  • Householders must first agree to pay for measures such as wall or loft insulation
  • Officials accept the scheme will cause huge inconvenience but claim it will reduce the nation’s carbon footprint
Millions of householders who want to build a conservatory, replace a broken boiler or install new windows will be forced to spend hundreds of pounds more on ‘green’ projects.
They will not be permitted to carry out the home improvement or repair unless they agree to fork out for measures such as loft or wall insulation.
The work is expected to add ten per cent to the cost of any building project in the home.
Those who do not have the money will have to borrow it under the Coalition’s Green Deal – and pay it back for years through an extra charge on their energy bills.
Officials accept the scheme will cause huge inconvenience to homeowners, who will have to take time off work and organise visits by a string of workmen.
But they insist it is worthwhile because, ultimately, it will reduce the nation’s carbon footprint.
What this really is of course is state mandated theft, the equivalent of loan sharking where the interest you pay far exceeds the cost or value of the product you're purchasing. In essence the government is demanding that you pay extra because somehow or other this will be good for you, though considering the recent weather and the latest statistics showing that the planet is slightly cooling seems rather far fetched, a bit like believing that bird mincers and solar panels will somehow meet our energy needs. No, this is just another blatant attempt to raise money for the government and will end up costing homeowners and those who wish to improve their properties 10% more (at least) than the actual cost of the goods they are receiving. In essence it's a 10% stealth tax on a home improvement loan.
Once again the ordinary people of the UK are being forced to shell out extra to pay for something that doesn't really exist save in the minds of a few fanatics and is being used as an excuse to extort more revenue for the government.
The thing that grates most though is that one way or another the people of the UK will still at election time vote for these thieving, conniving, unscrupulous political parties then carry on grumbling that they are all the same.
It's time for change, real change, if you want it, do not vote mainstream, ever.

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James Higham said...

Come the election and each of the three will slga the other off for various things. We just need to collect all three of these lists of criticisms and put them all together - Say No to the Big 3.

DerekP said...

Well this will lose Boris some votes in the London Mayor election.

wiggiatlarge said...

This has been well covered on the AT and WFW blog sites and is the result (you've guessed it) an EU directive .