Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Green Tax Switch

I took part in the Green Tax Switch Campaign on Saturday as part of a nationwide campaign to promote the Liberal Democrats proposals to switch to Environmental Taxation.

The principle of this new policy is simple. Less tax on good things like working hard to support ourselves and our families and more tax on Pollution.

Under these proposals the Liberal Democrats would, take 2 million of the poorest people out of tax altogether and save £1000 on the tax bill of the average family.

Of course all this needs to be paid for and so we would shift taxation to environmental taxes such as increased taxation on gas guzzling cars and taxing flights rather than passengers to encourage airlines to run full planes.

Full details of our new Green Tax policy can be found on our website.

No comments: