The Politics Thread 3.0

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Garth » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:32 pm

Lagamorph wrote:According to a basic budget calculator I'll be about £100/year better off from lower Income tax and NI contributions, presumably just from increased tax allowance.
I'm sure that'll see me through all the Brexit fallout.


Don't spend it all at once! I'm £5.20 worse off :)

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Camp Freddie » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:41 pm

Lagamorph wrote:According to a basic budget calculator I'll be about £100/year better off from lower Income tax and NI contributions, presumably just from increased tax allowance.
I'm sure that'll see me through all the Brexit fallout.


The income tax levels have just been increased by about 3% in line with inflation, but I'm sure the government will continually quote how they've made people "better off" or "reduced taxes" as a result.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Garth » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:33 pm

Dad's hot take: "See, the economy is doing better than expected after Brexit."

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Lastpostamorph » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:35 pm

Garth wrote:Dad's hot take: "See, the economy is dong better than expected after Brexit."

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Has your dad always got dong on his mind?

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Garth » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:36 pm

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Meep » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:45 pm

The economic forecasts are depressing as strawberry float. We're a year away from a lost decade for everywhere outside the south east and five to seven more years more of this bullshit to go? And strawberry floating Brexit is probably going to cause the £ to fall to parity with the euro and cause a technical recession if we're lucky.

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing expecting a different result then austerity is definitely insane.

How are these clowns still in government? Image the headlines if those figures were produced during a Labour government.

I mean, at this point any credit the Conservatives had for fiscal competence should be pretty much shot to death.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by satriales » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:23 pm

The stamp duty change is welcome but only going to help those who can already buy a house.
Many more houses need to be built and prices drop, but the target of 300,000 in 5yrs is meaningless, it's only an extra 80k and so I doubt they'll even bother trying to meet it. In 5yrs they can just say they're building 220k houses and that's near enough. People will have forgotten that it was already at that level.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Garth » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:40 pm


Maybe we're going about things the wrong way...

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by lex-man » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:56 pm

Lagamorph wrote:According to a basic budget calculator I'll be about £100/year better off from lower Income tax and NI contributions, presumably just from increased tax allowance.
I'm sure that'll see me through all the Brexit fallout.


Apparently, I'm going to be £8 a month better off. Although as I work for the government and will only get a 1% pay rise, I'll probably be worse off over all.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by KK » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:06 pm

Hammond's '£350m boost for the NHS' is a bit of a coincidence, eh. Almost a knowing nod to a certain bus...

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by TV Dinner » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:20 pm

Garth wrote:
Maybe we're going about things the wrong way...

Assuming there's not another crisis which there will be as we're overdue.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Hyperion » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:28 pm

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Garth wrote:
Maybe we're going about things the wrong way...

Assuming there's not another crisis which there will be as we're overdue.

Don't worry, the people have voted for one starting March 2019

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by DML » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:17 pm

ITV News are absolutely eviscerating the budget. Kind of out of character.

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by andretmzt » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:19 pm

The OBR are an utter joke. Every figure they come up with turns out to be nonsense a few months down the line. What was it later year? In six months they came up with an extra £26 billion in the budget as their calculations from before were wrong.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Lastpostamorph » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:28 pm

Garth wrote:

I'd love to see their definition of reasonable in this case.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Winckle » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:31 pm

No one in Manchester votes Tory (except Denny) anyway, so why spend the money?

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:34 pm

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They would have been given £1billion if Manchester had agreed to prop up her awful government.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Tineash » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:52 pm

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