Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
Health Care | By Alice Shelton

United Kingdom to introduce Digital Sales Tax from April 2020

United Kingdom to introduce Digital Sales Tax from April 2020

"It means millions of the lowest paid workers won't benefit at all because they don't pay enough tax, but millions of the highest paid workers will get the most benefit of all", she said.

Labour see no point in penalising low and middle earners, instead we must concentrate our efforts on ensuring a fair tax system.

"Theresa May promised the people that austerity would end, but this budget has delivered nothing of the sort".

Helen Coward, senior associate in corporate tax at law firm Charles Russell Speechlys, commented: "We now have some shape to the digital services tax - the so-called Amazon tax - being mooted by the government.

Because yesterday's Budget was a bit of a gamble", Paul Johnson, the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), said in his remarks on the budget.

Then Geordie Greig arrived and Hammond was gifted an usually friendly interview during the height of Tory conference. "We can not simply talk forever", he said.

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell surprised many in his party by agreeing with Mr Hammond, claiming he did not "want to take money out of people's pockets".

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "He's just simply chose to spend all of that".

The chancellor bases his Budget on figures from the Office for Budget Responsibility.

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"Suppose the public finance forecasts deteriorate significantly next year".

"The scale would be very hard to predict, given the lack of precedent".

In his annual budget speech on Monday, finance minister Philip Hammond said that it is not sustainable or fair that digital businesses are able to generate substantial value in the United Kingdom without paying their taxes here in respect to that business.

"Mr Hammond said it would put "£130 in the pocket of a typical basic rate taxpayer". He said the starting point for paying the 40 per cent higher rate of income tax would increase from £46,350 to £50,000 next April.

He said detailed departmental allocations would have to wait until the spending review next year by which time the outcome of the Brexit negotiations is expected to have become clear.

Although the £20bn in extra money for the NHS by 2023-24 represents a substantial increase in spending on the health service, it will come less quickly than average over its 70-year lifespan.

As well as giving, there was some taking.

The likes of Amazon, Google, and Facebook will be taxed on revenues generated in the United Kingdom under a new digital services levy that British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond unveiled in his proposed government budget Monday.

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