No Tax Cuts Within Five Years

No Tax Cuts Within Five Years

New tax cuts are unlikely to be seen within the next five years, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has said.

In an interview with the Observer newspaper, he said: ‘I think the tax burden is necessary as a significant contribution to the getting the country’s finances in order.’

‘So it will have to stay at that level for quite some time.’

Rather than reducing the overall national tax burden, he implied that a more redistributive system was the priority, saying: ‘The plan we set out is to rebalance the tax system.’

‘We need the tax revenues from the taxes we are putting up to help us reduce the deficit.’

Some people had hoped that considerable government cuts would create conditions for tax cuts within the life of the new coalition government.

This hope has been crushed by the latest statements.

Ricky Steedman

Ricky worked as an Investigator in the Inland Revenue for over 20 years before founding Steedman & Company in 1987, giving him the experience and knowledge that enabled him to help so many clients over the years.

His appearance on a Channel 4 television programme about the inside workings of Revenue and Customs was watched by 4.1m which sealed his status as one of the most highly respected tax consultants to ever work in Scotland.

Ricky led all tax investigation and COP 9 cases, using his extensive knowledge to help people reach a positive resolution to their situation.

Ricky passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in June 2022 after leaving his indelible mark on the company he founded and headed for over 35 years.