Tag Archives: Taxation

Wild Fluctuations in Tax Incentives for Companies to Invest – A Mistake Akin to Abolishing the 10 Percent Income Tax Rate

While the Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition have cut the headline rate of corporation tax in the UK since coming to power in 2010 their inconsistent approach to providing companies tax incentives to re-invest have resulted in wild fluctuations in companies’ tax bills during their time in power. Initially slashing incentives to re-invest resulted in [...]

Commenting on Proposed Council Tax Rises

The Conservative party is split on the question of council tax rises. Conservatives in central government are saying they want to see council tax kept at its current level, but locally in Cambridgeshire we’ve got a Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner and a Conservative run County Council who are proposing council tax rises. I have [...]

Cambridge Cycling Campaign AGM with Julian Huppert

Julian Huppert MP Drinking Tea/Coffee Before Speaking at the 2011 Cambridge Cycling Campaign AGM I observed the Cambridge Cycling Campaign AGM on Tuesday the 1st of November 2011. Cambridge MP Julian Huppert was the guest speaker. Key Points The 1082 member campaign has been re-organised at the top. Martin Lucas-Smith, who previously led the organisation [...]

CBbid – Cambridge Businesses Face Tax Hike

CBbid Logo. In February 2010 I wrote about Cambridge’s City Centre management organisation, Love Cambridge, considering raising taxes. On Friday the 15th of July 2011 Love Cambridge took some more steps towards levying a tax by sending out a survey to business rate payers in the city, asking what they’d like to see money raised [...]

Tax and Compliance Hurdles for Small Companies

After Days Battling With a Companies House Online Form I Resorted to the Royal Mail Encouraging people to start and run companies is essential for the UK’s economy. There is huge potential for making small companies’ interactions with Government simpler and cheaper and to remove some of the hurdles those running smaller companies currently face. [...]

Love Cambridge Considering Raising Taxes, Tackling Pigeons and Dealing With Unfriendly Customer Service

On the 23rd of February 2010 I attended the second members’ meeting of Cambridge’s City Centre management organisation: Love Cambridge. I am not a member but was invited to attend by Nicky Morrison, who serves as a director representing residents’ interests on the organisation’s board. Key Points Emma Thornton, Head of Love Cambridge, and the [...]

Is Cambridge City Council Acquiring Technology for Pay as You Throw Taxation?

While reading though the list of new vehicles which Cambridge City Council is planning to buy in 2009/10 I came across two “”On-board weighing systems” at £6,000 each” along with the waste and recycling equipment. The Council publish on their website that the amount of waste collected by their refuse collection vehicles is weighed using [...]