This news has been received from: the-sun.com

All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.

Don't max tax

THE new unemployment figures should send a chill down Rishi Sunak’s spine.

His upcoming Budget could so easily make matters worse.

4Chancellor Rishi Sunak's upcoming Budget could so easily make unemployment worseCredit: AFP or licensors

The Chancellor is focused on jobs, and rightly so.

But almost every day brings a new leak of a worrying Treasury plan to raise this tax or that.

Our views on the madness of hammering working people with extra fuel duty are well known.

But hiking corporation tax from the low levels which helped the Tories conjure a job-creation miracle in the last recession is similarly crazy.

Unemployment is at a five-year high. Once the furlough ends, the dole queue is likely to lengthen dramatically.

Mr Sunak must learn from history.

In the decades after World War Two, the US and West Germany encouraged the free market with lower taxes and far less state intervention.

4Our views on the madness of hammering working people with extra fuel duty are well knownCredit: Alamy

Britain maintained high taxes and a big state controlling vast swathes of the economy.

America prospered. West Germany rose from its ruins to become Europe’s powerhouse.

By the 1970s, Britain was Europe’s basket case, begging a handout from the International Monetary Fund.

In the post-Covid era we could raise taxes, maintain the State at pandemic emergency levels, as Labour would love, and entrench our decline for decades.

Instead we must use low taxes to create jobs, investment and growth and capitalise on our new independence outside the EU.

Bonkers bills

IT is scandalous that a millionaire in a London mansion pays less council tax than someone in a two-up, two-down in Durham.

Indeed it is outrageous that the highest council taxes are across the Red Wall seats, formerly Labour’s heartland.

4It is outrageous that the highest council taxes are across the Red Wall seats, formerly Labour’s heartlandCredit: Alamy

It’s no coincidence. Those seats turned blue in 2019, but the ten worst-hit areas are still run by Labour councils, or were until recently.

And Labour’s record on keeping local taxes low is dismal.

Designing a new system is complex. The start is surely to end the absurdity of basing bills on house prices 30 years old.

A national revaluation is inevitable unless we are to use 1991’s values forever.

It’s the first step to fairer local taxes and crucial to the Tories’ levelling-up agenda.

Class clowns

NOTHING thrills the hard-Left National Education Union like the possibility of stopping Boris Johnson reopening schools.

The welfare of kids or their parents is barely ever considered.

4Nothing thrills the National Education Union like the possibility of stopping Boris Johnson reopening schoolsCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd Most read in NewsPRAYERS FOR TIGERTrump, A-Rod & dozens of stars send well wishes to 'champion' Tiger WoodsBreakingTIGER WRECK Tiger Woods crash pics show smashed car that saw star rushed to hospitalLatestGOLF STAR SMASHTiger Woods in surgery after suffering leg injuries in horror crashCRUZ MISSILE Cruz slams 'a**hole' neighbors for text leak & Cancun-'obsessed' liberalsExclusiveFINAL STEPSChilling moment man 'lures pregnant wife to cliff edge before pushing her off'OH JOEJoe Biden accused of accidentally saying the N-word after fumbling during speech

The priority is always their members — and weaponising them against the Tories they hate.

The NEU previously objected to reopening schools before child poverty is “ended”.

Its new excuse is it’s simply too hard to get pupils back and a Covid testing regime in place before Easter.

Most teachers do a wonderful job.

They can surely find better representation than this Corbynite wrecking crew.

Boris Johnson hints at furlough extension as he promises not to 'pull the rug out' on economic support

GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk

News Source: the-sun.com

Tags: sun says the sun newspaper rishi sunak’s chancellor rishi sunak west germany tiger woods thrills local taxes

Yankees designate outfielder Greg Allen for assignment

Next News:

Glitch in city system causes nearly 40K in DC to miss unemployment benefits last week

A glitch in Washington, D.C.'s, unemployment benefits system led to nearly 40,000 people missing out on their benefits last week, officials said on Monday.

The error was caused by a vendor handling the system's updates, which are necessary to extend several unemployment programs within the city, the city's Department of Employment Services Director Unique Morris-Hughes said, according to The Washington Post.

“We are going to make sure we work with our vendor even closer than we have before to continue to test the system to ensure that no other technical issues like this occur,” Morris-Hughes said.

Huges said that D.C. workers should expect to receive the missed benefits this Wednesday.

D.C. Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserBuilding an effective 9/11 commission for the Capitol riots Capitol Police recommend fence around Capitol stay up until September: report Trump legal troubles may not be over despite Senate acquittal MORE (D) said she and other city officials “terribly regret” the issue. She also said the city does not plan to cover any overdraft fees or other expenses that may have been incurred due to the error, the Post reported.

According to Morris-Huges, the city has been looking into a “cloud- or Web-based solution” to support the current umemployment benefits system. D.C. is currently looking to complete its search for a new system, according to the Post. 

The city has seen nearly 176,180 unemployment claims since the beginning of the pandemic, according the Department of Employment Services.

Tags Muriel Bowser Unemployment benefits D.C.

Other News

  • House Democrats aim to pass $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill on Friday
  • Vermont to Mail New Unemployment Tax Documents
  • Schools Chancellor Carranza talks about reopening NYC middle schools
  • Third stimulus check: Why some people should file their taxes ASAP
  • Biden corporate tax hike would cut 159K jobs and lower wages: Tax Foundation
  • Chinese Official Calls for 'Joint Efforts' in China-US Trade
  • Chinese official calls for joint efforts in China-US trade
  • 5 Things To Know Before Filing Your 2020 Taxes
  • Some Illinois Unemployment Recipients Still Havent Received 1099-G Tax Forms In Mail, Have Trouble Downloading Them Online
  • Stimulus checks and older adults: Will you be affected by third payment eligibility rules?
  • INSANE! Bobby Lashley Hits Braun Strowman with a Monstrous Spine Buster on WWE RAW
  • Northern ‘Red Wall’ seats hit by council tax rates up to 24 TIMES higher than London
  • Stamp duty holiday to be extended by three months to the end of June saving movers up to £15k in £1bn budget giveaway
  • Gov. Noem Torches Biden’s COVID Relief Bill: It Rewards States for ‘Their Overstep of Our Personal Liberties’
  • Bill Aims To Raise Standards In Marylands Unemployment Insurance Program
  • More than two dozen Tory MPs urge Rishi Sunak not to raise fuel tax in Budget
  • States With the Highest Property Taxes
  • UN urges better protection for digital platform workers