Archive for November, 2008

Environment tax on flights to NZ

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s pre-budget report includes a proposed a $240 enviromental tax on flights to New Zealand, which will come into effect by 2010. The increase aims to penalise travellers using environmentally-damaging fossil fuels. To help offset carbon emmissions, passenger levies will increase the further...

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UK Farm Workers

Nearly a quarter of farm workers in the UK are self-employed and can also therefore claim back a number of their work-related expenses including work tools and protective clothing. Read the full article...

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High earners to pay for UK VAT cut

UK Chancellor Alistair Darling announced a raise in tax rate from 40 to 45 percent for 150K+ earners. Personal allowances for this year were made permanent, meaning that basic rate taxpayers will pay £145 less tax in 2009/2010. The VAT rate drops temporarily to 15%...

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Airlines Pocket New Travel Tax

Irish airlines Ryanair and Aer Lingus will pocket thousands on Euros worth of the Irish Government’s new air travel tax paid by flight no-shows. Booked passengers who do not make their flights are entitled to claim back the €10 airport tax back from the airlines, but...

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Working on a farm in the UK?

There are more than 184,000 farm workers in the UK, many of whom have come from overseas to work temporarily in the UK to earn some Pounds. The workforce on rural UK farms is made up mostly of part-time or seasonal workers. The UK tax...

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Tax Refunds for Farm Workers in UK

Many foreigners come to the UK from Eastern Europe and the Southern Hemisphere to earn some Pounds by working on UK farms. There are now more than 180,000 farm workers in the UK and most earn between £11,500- £16,000. Many farm workers in the UK...

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More tax on flights from Ireland

Since the Irish Budget 2009 was announced in October there have been many rumours that the unpopular proposed Ireland air travel tax would be scrapped. However the Finance Bill announced yesterday confirmed that the new airport tax will apply to all passengers on flights from...

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