Since 1979, there has been a major shift in taxation from direct to indirect taxation. Tory and Labour reforms have meant lighter taxes on wealth and profit, but a financial squeeze upon the poorest in society.
Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall supports:
A living wage for local workers, to be partly met by reductions in pay for those at the top.
An increase in the personal tax allowance to £12,500 and a reduction in indirect taxation which falls most severely on the less-well-off.
An end to the inequitable council tax and its replacement with more progressive local taxation based on income, with the rich paying their fair share.
More action to crack down on tax avoidance / evasion which is costing the Treasury billions and billions each year.
MK will also oppose all plans for regional pay presently being promoted by central government and other bodies, with pay scales in Cornwall equivalent to those in the rest of the United Kingdom.