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Government to introduce new £170 death tax

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Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by astradt1 on Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:51 pm

Death is going to get more expensive - by about £170. Whether you are burnt or buried when you go, the government is planning to grab an extra £170 from your estate via a new death tax. It claims the tax is needed because they want to improve the accuracy of death statistics.

Dead against it?
Crucially, it would mean the family of the deceased having to stump up £170 for all non-coroner related deaths before the person is allowed to be buried.

Source:- Aol Money News....
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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by astra on Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:40 pm

Let the Morgues fill up, arrange for a national power cut, they will soon change their minds!
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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by tlttf on Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:33 pm

When I croak, I'm hoping to be placed in the recycling bin and let my council tax pay for my removal, probably wishful thinking, but hey you can but hope Razz

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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:24 pm

Quote " it would mean the family of the deceased having to stump of £170 for all non-coroner related deaths before the person is allowed to be buried."

That would seem to mean anybody who dies in Hospital.

How difficult would the authorities find it to access hospital records?



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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by Phil Hornby on Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:25 pm

Mr Astra - Fancy choosing that bonzer Scot, Mel Gibson, for your avatar. Your magnificent nation has many more deserving heroes than old Braveheart. I know your choice is symbolic, but so would be Denis Law ... Very Happy


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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by astra on Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:49 pm

I do hear you Mr Hornby,

Using an Australian, who bu88ered up the story of a Scot in a film produced almost entirely in Eire had me in a quandry.

I will find a photo of "Wee Jimmy Crankie" shortly cheers




Quick edit

If I wanted a picture from Rob Roy McGregor film it would ofcurse be a Hollywood film shot in Pinewood England and main character played by Liam Neeson who is of course Irish! Sad Sad


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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by Phil Hornby on Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:52 pm

Ah. On second thoughts ,stick with Gibbo... Very Happy
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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by jackthelad on Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:57 pm

Instead of a death tax, there should be a birth tax, it might slow down the birth rate in this country, and people would find it cheaper to use condoms.
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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by astra on Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:05 pm

What is it about the Tories?

First it was using excess heat from the Crematoria in Redditch to heat the corporation swimming pool
NOW
You have to pay to snuffit?


Wot the ell next?

OK OK I'm as bad putting Jimmy Krankie on here. (Sorry Witchy, it won't be for TOO long!)
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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by gator on Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:46 pm

If you look at this from a macabre point of view - which I am quite sure the politicians have done - it is the ideal tax because the people being taxed are in no position to complain about it and the kin are already so fraught with emotion that they will not be in a position to fight it efficiently. Having said that, I agree that it is quite an underhanded thing to do. But then, when has a politician of any stripe ever been accused of having morals?
 
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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by Phil Hornby on Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:06 pm

Cameron's Sensitive Approach

( leamingtonobserver.co.uk)

" The Old Boy looks a bit iffy and as Mr Osborne is struggling for cash , I wonder if you could cough up the £170 now..."
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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by tlttf on Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:39 pm

You don't have to pay a death tax if you leave your body to science, you also don't have to pay for a funeral. Perhaps now we should consider tearing up all the graveyards, burn the remains of everything interned there and use the sites for parks and social housing.

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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:27 pm

There must be some Vicars of town-centre churches surrounded by Victorian headstones, who occasionally ponder on the potential income from a Car-park instead.
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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by Stox 16 on Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:06 am

astradt1 wrote:Death is going to get more expensive - by about £170. Whether you are burnt or buried when you go, the government is planning to grab an extra £170 from your estate via a new death tax. It claims the tax is needed because they want to improve the accuracy of death statistics.

Dead against it?
Crucially, it would mean the family of the deceased having to stump up £170 for all non-coroner related deaths before the person is allowed to be buried.

Source:- Aol Money News....

you know if Gideon carries on running such a banal economy then this could be his only true area of growth in 2012. but a air Tax would bring more for him. ha ha
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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by trevorw2539 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:05 pm

oftenwrong wrote:There must be some Vicars of town-centre churches surrounded by Victorian headstones, who occasionally ponder on the potential income from a Car-park instead.

What a splendid idea. £2 ph and free baptism.

I asked for my body to be put in an orange box and thrown in the sea. Unfortunately that's classed as littering, with a fine of 10 cod and 6 mackerel. Laughing
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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by Phil Hornby on Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:41 pm

Trevor - Have you no idea of what an orange box can cost these days.... Very Happy
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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by trevorw2539 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:51 pm

Phil Hornby wrote:Trevor - Have you no idea of what an orange box can cost these days.... Very Happy

Ah well. I've just finished building shelves for my greenhouse and tunnel and have some spare wood. Smile Hey ho, it won't be wasted.
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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by Jsmythe on Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:53 pm

Quite odd that they forgot how many millions they get a year on unclaimed inheritance assets in the first place. Where does it all go? One would be bewildered in asking.

Get this ! About £78 billion of unclaimed assets are in the financial system,enough to cover quite a bit,I would assume. In England an Wales alone there are 12,000 plus 'unclaimed' estates. There are 710 thousand abandoned or empty homes in the England alone.

Astonishing! Taking poor old Joe Public for a ride again to a place of no-where.
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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by Jsmythe on Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:57 pm

The public should be the inheritors of all unclaimed assets, in all its forms.

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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by Jsmythe on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:51 am

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Re: Government to introduce new £170 death tax

Post by oftenwrong on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:27 pm

If it costs that much, I ain't going !
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