Sunday, 6 September 2009

Give Me A Receipt For That -Brown




I cannot afford the haircut, nor do I actually need one these days ! however Society Hairdresser Van Clarke is running a campaign to put the full tax take by 'Government' on every Receipt he gives customers.

Van Clarke reckons it’s time to give his clients a true insight into their salon bills – and their extortionate further tax contributions. Of an average bill of £100, more than £13 makes up VAT, over £26 goes towards staff national insurance and income taxes, and almost £9 to over a dozen other business taxes including; rates, insurance tax, climate levy tax and even landfill tax, adding up to £48 of tax – almost half the bill. Now add the income tax paid on that £100 by the customer and her taxes.....



You may have noticed some of our budget Airlines doing the same. Until every day we can see how much is being pilfered by the 646 nothing much is going to change.

20 comments:

subrosa said...

Have you seen what this bloke charges for a cut and blow dry? An average of £374!

I live on less than that a month.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6823344.ece

Alan Wallace Jury Team said...

Funny that. I just got my power bill and on the back was a breakdown including :

"3% Government obligation to help the environment"

Anonymous said...

Should be done on petrol pumps. That might trigger the revolution!

Old Holborn said...

Bastards

Ampers said...

This is a very good idea. The software on tills could easily be programmed to issue receipts. However, owners of each type of business would have to enter the tax code and percentage themselves.

If each tax percentage is itemised the bills may be quite long, but worth the extra cost of till rolls if everyone did it.

And as a previous commentator said, if petrol stations did it, there could well be a revolution.

This is an exciting idea, providing all businesses that sell to the general public do it.

Dick Puddlecote said...

I agree with Ampers. What a stormer of an idea.

In fact, someone mathematically minded could no doubt come up with a formula into which to slot a few variables so that anyone could work it out for themselves.

Get it viral and see some scales fall from a multitude of eyes.

James Higham said...

Wish more would do that.

Norris said...

"Now add the income tax paid on that £100 by the customer and her taxes."

That is not admissible as being part of the total HE pays.

lilith said...

Don't be a tit Norris.

Gordon said...

During Labour's first term when they were doing their "rip off Britain" thing, there was a suggestion that supermarkets would have to put their cost on the shelf stickers as well as the price. The response was that they'd put the tax take on them as well and the idea got dropped.

JD said...

Real petrol receipt:

Petrol £5.00 + 300% tax, Total £20.00 is about right.

JD
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Katabasis said...

This is a fantastic idea. Will be encouraging my employers to take this up.

The Young Oligarch said...

And I thought £7 was too much for a "Short Back and Sides" !

bofl-too lazy to sign in! said...

as i have said before........

the true rate of personal tax is about 85-90% !!!!!!!!!!!

almost everything we use or buy is taxed.

wages: taxed + NI......which was increased by Brown a couple of years ago and is goibg to rise again shortly...........

where does all the money go??????

wasted on vote rigging,quangos,made up jobs etc.....and stolen by mps ,lords,civil servants etc

what a shithole

Anonymous said...

Standard practice in the US.

Should be here too.

A daily reminder of exactly how much something costs and how much the government steals from the buyer.

Oh! that would be why they don't permit it here, then.

Shibby said...

Bastards!

Thanks for the post inspiration.

Claíomh na Saoirse said...

Thieving bastards, this is a fantastic idea. Imagine it in a pub: "£3,- a pint. Of course, £2,50 of that is tax".

narcolept said...

All retailers should adopt this. I'd like businesses to display the amount they have to pay in rates as well.

narcolept said...

Petrol stations in Germany do display the tax rate on pumps. Fortunately, perhaps, it has not yet aroused the furor teutonicus.

Anonymous said...

Another way round it - and much more pleasing to my mind - is to 'swop' tasks or to pay cash to friends. I get my hair cut at my home by a friend - I do computer maintenance for her. Another friend & I both have pets so we swop looking after each other's pets at holiday time. Some of us grow vegetable so we trade and/or sell our surplus. Task done & not 1d goes to Gordon in tax. It gives me a warm glow of pleasure just to think about it.

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