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Abolish Business Rates

 
 
alphabeta
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2019 08:37 am
@Linkat,
The fair amount for business rates would be zero. The business is already paying numerous taxes that pay for government grants that are given to the local authorities. Taxes are not calculated by determining how much it costs to repair a road. They are calculated in terms of how much can be extracted from the masses. Residents literally don't have 7 times the council tax, so they are not asked for it. If a business does not have the money to pay business rates, the council can close them down and the premises will be taken over by another business, and when they can't pay the business rates, they are also closed down and so it goes on and on.
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2019 09:24 am
@alphabeta,
So again, where is the money supposed to come from for infrastructure, including road repair?

Can you show us how much is collected each year, and how much is spent?

You really need to present evidence to show proof of "what is fair"

Do you own a business? What is your exemption?

You do realize that in real life, you couldn't get away with just tossing out these comments, without someone asking you to explain yourself in more depth.

Maybe that's why you do it online. You can just say any old thing you want, and can ignore anyone who asks you to back it up.

alphabeta
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2019 09:32 am
@chai2,
How do you know that the total amount collected from the public in various kinds of taxes has anything to do with the cost of road repair? They charge what they think they can get. If they sense resistance, they abolish one charge and introduce another.
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2019 10:15 am
@alphabeta,
Well, that's pretty much what I'm asking you to provide.

So far, you've shown nothing, and I'm certain this trend will continue.

I've toally lost interest.
Goodbye.
alphabeta
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2019 10:39 am
@chai2,
The council is less than transparent as to how they determine the rateable values of the commercial properties.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2019 11:10 am
@alphabeta,
Like I said I cannot argue one way or another as I am unfamiliar with your system -

I do agree that sometimes governments tax unfairly and often times run things inefficiently however, I honestly have no way to know if this is the case - but as I said it sounds like to me - you are saying it is an unfair fee.

If that is the case it is stupid for the government - because they should be supporting and promoting small businesses.
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alphabeta
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2019 05:27 am
@Linkat,
Yes, all residential premises are subject to council tax with a few exceptions.
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