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  1. 8-BIT BOBBY

    They only provide the help to buy – ie a loan to get a loan. hmm

  2. Richard P

    As far as I know the UK Govt don’t provide loans or mortgages to help you buy a house – however, they do have a scheme that helps you raise money for a deposit. From there you are at the whim of the private sector with its rates and risks.

  3. Now is the time to start taxing big sports earners fairly…

  4. Damned if you do, Damned if you don’t. Govt is at the whim of rich lobbyists that won’t give up on the dreaded weed gravy train. Good idea though, not gonna happen.

  5. Jail breeds crime = more customers for the businesses that profit from correction facilities…. “A U.S. Sentencing Commission report on recidivism among federal prisoners, released on January 24, 2019, showed that nearly 64% of prisoners who had been convicted of violent offenses were arrested within eight years compared with about 40% of those convicted of nonviolent offenses”

  6. “The government takes in a total of about £9.5 billion in tobacco duties, and the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association has told us another £2.5 billion goes to the Treasury in VAT. So the Treasury is taking in about £12 billion directly from tobacco sales.”

  7. Hmm, good idea but there is a major grey area to consider – Like the loopholes that allow profiteers class their organization as a religion or charity, for tax purposes – The idea of the “paid volunteer” could be a bad thing…

  8. Sounds picky but these guys DOUBLE the amount of pollution compared to outside the taxi rank – with a single choice.

    From the linked article ” The initial results showed pollution inside a ranking taxi is twice as high as compared to outside the taxi. Also, taxis ranked behind an electric taxi, or a taxi with its’ engine off, had lower pollution levels inside the taxi, in comparison to a driver parked behind a taxi whose diesel engine was on.”

  9. looks like rich landowners have managed to lobby the government into giving themselves another extra bonus. Crazy, spend it on affordable housing so they can’t keep upping the price of houses and keeping the majority of the population renting, and funding the rich.

  10. Yeah, its a scam that channels more of the welfare budget to the rich – and at the same time demonising those who can’t find work.

    ” At over £25 billion it is one of the biggest and fastest-growing parts of the welfare bill. That is a huge sum of money: more than we spend on the police, roads and buying military equipment combined. “

  11. “Our government would look a lot different if the 4.5 million Americans in non-voting territories like D.C. and Puerto Rico has a voice.”

  12. Love this idea, there is plenty of room in the sea and plenty of countries that would love to attract billionaires – and now the tech is available to just make new artificial islands. You saw it here first I guess. Who will make the first one?

  13. This is being tested in Oregon – “Instead of paying Oregon’s 30 cents a gallon fuel tax, drivers enrolled in the scheme pay 1.5 cents per mile driven. They receive a monthly rebate or are presented with an invoice depending on whether their road-charging bill is higher or lower than the tax paid.”

    A government sets a ceiling, or cap, on the total amount of carbon emissions it will allow in a certain time period. Companies who want to increase their emissions must buy permits from those companies who are polluting less.

    A fee imposed by the government on each tonne of CO2 emitted by companies. Simpler to implement than a cap and trade system, but less popular with companies.