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Budget 2012: It’s the way you communicate it

This week’s Budget announced by the UK Government included proposals for an annual personal tax statement. Each year, taxpayers will receive details of the tax they have paid and how their tax contributes to public spending. It’s all under the … Continue reading

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Does money makes things worse?

Want to encourage people to do something? Give them a monetary incentive: pay them to do it, or fine them if they don’t. This is the traditional economic answer. But over the years, various studies have shown that it isn’t … Continue reading

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Happy taxing new year

In January 2011, the UK will experience the joy of a rise in tax on goods and services, the Value Added Tax, or VAT. And don’t all the retailers just know it. “BEAT the VAT!”, scream shop windows. Salesmen shake their … Continue reading

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