WE know of no meaner or lesser tax than the budget van driver’s levy.
White Van Men are already being stung for £728 a year – twice that if they have the higher income – for the ‘privilege’ of using the vehicle leased from work for the school run or grocery shopping.
That now increases by £72, or £144 for higher rate payers.
With a billion-dollar deficit, it will do next to nothing for the Treasury.
It’s just another pointless slap in the face for Sun readers trying to get ahead in life.
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt yesterday opened the door to another fuel tax freeze after budget statistics incorrectly showed he intended to increase it by 23 percent next March.
Great news if so.
But he also needs to reconsider the “pass-through tax” – no doubt the brilliant idea of a tax officer who’s never had a real-world job.
Van drivers are already facing monstrous fuel bills and soaring insurance costs.
With that extra levy, they’re “bled dry,” as White Van Man Dan Ware rightly puts it.
Think again, Chancellor.
DOOM-screaming “experts” who claim we’ll be facing sky-high taxes for decades are in for a shock.
Voters will only hold out for so long.
As our overall burden heads toward an all-time peak, patience will be fleeting.
Centre-left think tanks may relish both Tory and Labor governments taxing geeks and corporations until pips squeak and redistributing the lot.
But it will result in catastrophically low investment, near-zero growth and much higher unemployment – a broken economy in a country falling into 1970s-style decay.
Voters will soon be asking for a party tough enough to face unions, ignore Twitter and reform public services – including the NHS – to avoid waste and cut taxes to levels below where Britain can thrive again.
If there is ANY electoral hope for Rishi Sunak’s Tories now, it is when he doesn’t share the high-tax fetish of the left and their cheerleaders.
That he realizes he must change course before 2024.
However, he can start by encouraging the large number who are currently choosing not to work to fill our 1.2 million open positions instead.
put on foot
It’s time to put tax hikes, political wrangling, rising bills and Russia’s war on the back burner for a while.
It is even time to rise above legitimate outrage at the evil, repressive, double-tongued, gay-hating, slave-racing, beer-banning Qatari regime that should never have been allowed to host a World Cup, especially in November.
Time to hang up your gorgeous sun wall chart.
Time to get ready to roar about England and Wales on Monday.
It’s a month-long festival of football and it starts tomorrow.
We can hardly wait.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6713250/extra-levy-vans-slap-hunt-tories-budget/ We don’t know of a meaner or more insignificant tax than Jeremy Hunt’s levy on van drivers