Don’t forget Landlords Boris?

by Readers Question

10:52 AM, 10th June 2019
About 3 months ago

Don’t forget Landlords Boris?

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Don’t forget Landlords Boris?

Boris Johnson has today promised to cut taxes for around 3 million higher earners by raising the 40p threshold from £50,000 to £80,000 if he becomes Prime Minister.

But Boris what about the Landlords?

A big percentage of Owner Occupiers also own a Buy To Let Mortgage.

Michael Gove pledges to axe VAT. Will you commit to axing VAT on Agents Fees and Maintenance Costs?

Will you commit to a Capital Gains Level of 10% for Landlords and also Tax Relief on Mortgage Interest at the Headline Rate?

Don’t disappoint me Boris!

Fergus



Comments

Appalled Landlord

15:42 PM, 10th June 2019
About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Old Mrs Landlord at 10/06/2019 - 15:35
Hi OML

The FDA, for senior civil servants, is the one that is independent and non-affiliated. The PCS is openly political.

Luke P

15:51 PM, 10th June 2019
About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Appalled Landlord at 10/06/2019 - 14:43
That is incredible Appalled Landlord. Civil Servants are just that...servants. They are an extension of the arms of elected officials who cannot physically or logistically do the work all themselves. Just as civil society would break down if the Police were to strike and thus are not able to, the Civil Service also ought not be able to be part of a union. What if, say, Boris Johnson gets into No. 10 and we WTO Brexit on 31st October, but these unelected assistants who are likely personally opposed to such action at best drag their feet or at worst decide to sabotage the whole thing? This simply cannot be allowed to continue.
I am absolutely convinced this is why we have the language such as 'no fault' (a very emotive term...see a previous P118 article of mine: https://www.property118.com/emotive-meaningless-words-no-fault-referring-s-21-notices/ ) not only in MHCLG's guidance, but actually on Form 6a (Section 21) notice itself!!

They have allowed their collective personal judgments to get in the way what should be an entirely emotionless role of drafting the documents stemming from the legislation as decided by Parliament that is filled with OUR ELECTED representatives. Anything less is an attack on democracy and subverting the will of Parliament, and thus the will of the people!

It needs stamping out. Fast.

Whiteskifreak Surrey

16:07 PM, 10th June 2019
About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Michael Tucker at 10/06/2019 - 13:57
it is a huge IF ! And may never happen. £80K is almost exactly what the MPs earn. IMHO - and judging his behaviour - he does not want to be elected. Not yet anyway. He would rather someone else delivers an undeliverable BrexSHIT. Sadly May was designed as a scapegoat but it did not quite work for him...

Old Mrs Landlord

16:23 PM, 10th June 2019
About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Appalled Landlord at 10/06/2019 - 15:42
Yes, sorry, got that wrong.

Appalled Landlord

17:02 PM, 10th June 2019
About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Old Mrs Landlord at 10/06/2019 - 16:23
OML, I was just about to say to you, sorry you got it right!

I have just re-read the last bit of my post, quoting the PCS "we opposed the attempts by some Labour MPs to unseat Jeremy Corbyn and, whilst remaining an independent, nonaffiliated union, we believe that PCS members’ interests are best served by his continued leadership of the Labour party".

So they are independent, not affiliated to the Labour Party, but they want Corbyn, and only Corbyn, to be Prime Minister.

Cathie Hawkins

20:15 PM, 10th June 2019
About 3 months ago

I have read a lot of ‘scary posts’ and comments on here. This is incredible! I mean, I loved Boris on Have I Got News for You - but not as FS or PM. (Horror that he might be the only one that would get my vote - as paying 40% tax on nowhere near £50k of profit!). However the thought of Corbyn in power is worse than Armageddon. And worried that it could actually happen.

Kathy Evans

10:21 AM, 11th June 2019
About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 10/06/2019 - 15:51
You can't even sack them, but, if you could, they'd be easy to replace as most of them are just admin assistants with a bit of specialist knowledge that they've learned over the years - same as the staff at the council. It used to be 2 O levels for a CA, 5 for a CO and 2 A levels for an EO, then an exam for grade 6/7? and above

reader

10:24 AM, 11th June 2019
About 3 months ago

Demographics and statistics!

We are witnessing a generation for whom the 1970s is a distance note in history and have no concept of what a pre 1979 government can be like.

How many tenants vote compared with how many landlords vote? As landlords we can expect to be taxed until we bleed along with the likes of tobacco, alcohol and motoring.

I am acquainted with both unions mentioned. They are split on a workers and managers basis and reflect their respective segments of the civil service. Is the political bias of the civil service a censored topic as yet ? Or is that still to come, along with the present Stalinistic concept of ' political correctness' and other leftie notions of fairness.

Kathy Evans

10:25 AM, 11th June 2019
About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 10/06/2019 - 12:08
They are subject to same rules as any other employee in any business - cannot be sacked unless they do something seriously wrong. Can't be made redundant unless the post is eliminated. There's nothing special about them - they are just clerks, then junior, middle and senior management.

Rob Crawford

10:47 AM, 11th June 2019
About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by at 11/06/2019 - 10:24
Whipped up by the likes of Crisis, Acorn & Shelter etc. I think you will find most tenants now vote. The lower UC demographic are most likely to vote Labour. In trying to win the "tenant" vote, the Conservatives have lost direction and many policies are nothing more than a modified version of a former Labour policy. To the extent now that Conservatives have lost their founding roots and traditional hardworking voters.

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