French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, welcomes Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the G-7 Finance Wednesday July 17, 2019 in Chantilly, north of Paris. The Group of Seven rich democracies' top finance officials gathered Wednesday at a chateau near Paris in search of common ground on the threats posed by digital currencies. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) CHANTILLY, France -- President Donald Trump's administration is objecting to France's plan to tax Facebook, Google and other U.S. tech giants, a rift that's overshadowing talks by seven longtime allies this week on issues such as digital currencies and trade. As finance ministers from the Group of Seven gathered Wednesday for a two-day meeting at a chateau in Chantilly, near Paris, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin planned to take a tough line against France. Mnuchin planned to raise the administration's objections to France's proposed 3% tax on revenue of large technology companies with French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, … [Read more...] about France’s tech-giant tax raises G-7 tensions
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Do you pay too much council tax? A straw poll on social media suggested that a number of people think they get value for money. But according to the Institute for Public Policy Research think-tank, London’s poorest living in a property in the lowest band, A, are paying nearly five times as much as a proportion of their property value than someone living in the highest-rated H band. Poorer folk have also been hit by cuts to council tax support meaning a huge rise in the number of people falling into arrears and facing prosecution. “The council tax system should be devolved to London, so the capital can decide its own future,” said Luke Murphy of the IPPR. One of the problems is that the tax relies on out-of-date property values with the bands based on 1991 property prices. The think-tank has called for updated and regular reappraisal of property values, and for the restoration of council tax support which could be paid for by doubling the charge on empty London homes. … [Read more...] about On the money: Do you pay too much council tax?
0 Have your say Bravo Wales! Those with Alzheimer’s, dementia, strokes and more, may be due £1,000s of council tax rebates if they live in Wales. People living elsewhere in the UK are being left in the lurch. Yet this isn’t the only hidden council tax saving. There are 100,000s across Britain paying far more than they need to. Council tax bills rose at the start of this month in Scotland, Wales and England by an average 4.5 per cent or £75/year on a typical band D property in England (according to CIPFA). The sooner you check if you’re overpaying, the better. Here are my four council tax need-to-knows:Someone with a ‘severe mental impairment’ should be discounted for council tax.Like students and under 18s, if someone’s intellectual or social functioning is severely impaired (common for those with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other conditions), then provided they have had a medical diagnosis and are eligible for … [Read more...] about It’s worth checking for council tax discounts – Martin Lewis
PUBLISHED: 21:35 26 February 2019 | UPDATED: 22:08 26 February 2019 Noriwch City Council has set its share of the council tax. Photo: Nick Butcher. EDP pics Â© 2007 People in Norwich will pay 2.99pc more in council tax to City Hall in the year ahead. Paul Kendrick, Labour's cabinet member for resources on Norwich City Council. Pic: Archant Library.Labour-run Norwich City Council tonight (Tuesday, February 26) set its £16.8m revenue budget for 2019/20.The 2.99pc increase will add £7.67 more a year to the portion of council tax bills which goes to the city council for a Band D property.It would be less for most homeowners, as the bulk of city properties are band A (a £5.12 increase) or B (£5.96 increase).The council says the increase is needed to prevent cuts to services and would bring in £275,000.Ben Price, Green city councillor for Thorpe Hamlet. Pic: Archant Library.And Paul Kendrick, Labour’s cabinet member for resources said: … [Read more...] about Do you live in Norwich? Here’s how much your council tax bill is going up by
0 Have your say Stagecoach has hit out against possible plans for bus franchising in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire by warning that it would lead to higher council tax bills. A new strategic bus review from the county’s mayoral authority has recommended an ‘Enhanced Partnership’ (EP) between itself and Stagecoach, the only significant bus operator in the area. This would see them work together on actions such as branding, tickets, real-time information and timetables.The review, though, states that if the EP does not deliver the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s vision, the public body can undertake franchising. This would allow it “complete control” over how services are delivered in an area.Only metro mayors are afforded this powerStagecoach East said it had made “significant investment” to deliver improvements such as greener buses, better value fares and contactless payments.A spokesman said … [Read more...] about Stagecoach warns council tax bills could rise in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire after new report suggests bus franchising