Is Section 24 illegal or a broken promise?

Is Section 24 illegal or a broken promise?

8:04 AM, 19th February 2018, About 6 years ago 2

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Being a fan of Jacob Rees Mogg, I was struck by a comment he made in a recent U Tube article. He stated that David Cameron had made a condition passed into law that there would be no increase in income tax during the tenure of his Government.

I don’t know the ins and outs of political promises and guarantees made from one administration to the next, but it seems to me that Theresa Mays tenure is being carried along with the same promises as the last administration, if so, then Hammond’s attack on the PRS, which was somewhat blunted by the NI fiasco, could be further blunted by a class action brought by one of the Landlord’s organisations.

Can anybody comment on this suggestion.


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Neil Patterson

8:10 AM, 19th February 2018, About 6 years ago

Well it certainly breaks standard taxation practice!

However on the manifesto, broken promise front we have since had a new manifesto general election and new government formed who studiously avoided the Cameron Osborne pledge of no tax rises.

However, please see the full report on section 24 produced by our own Dr Rosalind Beck >>


8:40 AM, 19th February 2018, About 6 years ago

The Judicial Review has put to bed the legality of Sec.24, but that doesn't make it morally or ethically right.
Manifesto promises are full of weasel words and caveats, some unwritten "for the sake of brevity" (cf Phillip Hammonds attempt to change Camerons promise on no income tax rises to no income tax rate rises).
All this does is support the adage "how do you tell when a politician is lying - his/her lips are moving" ; who will promise anything to get into power (look at Labour current list of promises and guess which would ever get fully implemented if they got into power); most would even sell their grannies.

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