Thursday August 13, 2020

Get ready for higher taxes

Decisions being made now - and not pre-election promises - will decide what taxes we will be paying next year.

4th August, 2007

Decisions being made now - and not pre-election promises - will decide what taxes we will be paying next year.

This newspaper recently reported that ‘‘ministers have been told. . .the growth in government spending next year will have to slow sharply’’.

Why now? As we enjoy our holidays, across the city (and, pace decentralisation, all over the country), civil servants are preparing departmental demands for taxpayers’ money in the 2008 Estimates.

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