Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
웃

High taxes and crime blamed for Britons leaving the country

21 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

High taxes and crime blamed for Britons leaving the country

More than a third of wealthy British residents are considering leaving the country because of high taxes, the weather and crime.

A study by of 1,000 people with more than £250,000 in savings and investments found 35pc may move abroad because of high tax rates, while 44pc blamed the weather and 43pc want to avoid antisocial behaviour.

Recent changes in tax rules have proved controversial for many Britons, including a combination of the 50pc income tax rate on those earning more than £150,000, increases in national insurance and a reduction in personal allowances.

Almost half of respondents to the Lloyds TSB research think Britons are worse off financially that people in other developed countries, while just 9pc think people in Briton are better off.

“We are not expecting a mass exodus,” said Nicholas Boys Smith, managing director of Lloyds TSB International Wealth, “but, regrettably, many wealthy people are dissatisfied with life in the UK and are considering leaving.

“Many high earners are concerned about what they perceive as the tax increases that followed the financial crisis. Despite good recent developments, there are still many countries around which high earners believe offer more favourable tax regimes and importantly, a higher quality of life.”

The survey suggested that of the 36pc who would like to move abroad, 14pc said they are likely to leave in the next two years.

Mr Boys Smith added: “It is not our job to comment in any way on government policy or the UK tax system but it is a fact that wealthy people remain concerned about the effect of fiscal austerity and high taxes on their finances. This survey suggests there may be a rise in wealthy people leaving the UK and taking their investments and bank accounts with them.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/tax/8468423/High-taxes-and-crime-blamed-for-Britons-leaving-the-country.html


India, gun buyback and steamroll.

qVVjt.jpg?3qVHRo.jpg?1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

High taxes and crime blamed for Britons leaving the country

More than a third of wealthy British residents are considering leaving the country because of high taxes, the weather and crime.

A study by of 1,000 people with more than £250,000 in savings and investments found 35pc may move abroad because of high tax rates, while 44pc blamed the weather and 43pc want to avoid antisocial behaviour.

Recent changes in tax rules have proved controversial for many Britons, including a combination of the 50pc income tax rate on those earning more than £150,000, increases in national insurance and a reduction in personal allowances.

Almost half of respondents to the Lloyds TSB research think Britons are worse off financially that people in other developed countries, while just 9pc think people in Briton are better off.

“We are not expecting a mass exodus,” said Nicholas Boys Smith, managing director of Lloyds TSB International Wealth, “but, regrettably, many wealthy people are dissatisfied with life in the UK and are considering leaving.

“Many high earners are concerned about what they perceive as the tax increases that followed the financial crisis. Despite good recent developments, there are still many countries around which high earners believe offer more favourable tax regimes and importantly, a higher quality of life.”

The survey suggested that of the 36pc who would like to move abroad, 14pc said they are likely to leave in the next two years.

Mr Boys Smith added: “It is not our job to comment in any way on government policy or the UK tax system but it is a fact that wealthy people remain concerned about the effect of fiscal austerity and high taxes on their finances. This survey suggests there may be a rise in wealthy people leaving the UK and taking their investments and bank accounts with them.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/tax/8468423/High-taxes-and-crime-blamed-for-Britons-leaving-the-country.html

Just another rabble-rousing post about taxes, when it's clear in the article that most Brits blame the weather. :thumbs:


Don't interrupt me when I'm talking to myself

2011-11-15.garfield.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

High taxes and crime blamed for Britons leaving the country

More than a third of wealthy British residents are considering leaving the country because of high taxes, the weather and crime.

A study by of 1,000 people with more than £250,000 in savings and investments found 35pc may move abroad because of high tax rates, while 44pc blamed the weather and 43pc want to avoid antisocial behaviour.

Recent changes in tax rules have proved controversial for many Britons, including a combination of the 50pc income tax rate on those earning more than £150,000, increases in national insurance and a reduction in personal allowances.

Almost half of respondents to the Lloyds TSB research think Britons are worse off financially that people in other developed countries, while just 9pc think people in Briton are better off.

“We are not expecting a mass exodus,” said Nicholas Boys Smith, managing director of Lloyds TSB International Wealth, “but, regrettably, many wealthy people are dissatisfied with life in the UK and are considering leaving.

“Many high earners are concerned about what they perceive as the tax increases that followed the financial crisis. Despite good recent developments, there are still many countries around which high earners believe offer more favourable tax regimes and importantly, a higher quality of life.”

The survey suggested that of the 36pc who would like to move abroad, 14pc said they are likely to leave in the next two years.

Mr Boys Smith added: “It is not our job to comment in any way on government policy or the UK tax system but it is a fact that wealthy people remain concerned about the effect of fiscal austerity and high taxes on their finances. This survey suggests there may be a rise in wealthy people leaving the UK and taking their investments and bank accounts with them.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/tax/8468423/High-taxes-and-crime-blamed-for-Britons-leaving-the-country.html

What Anti-social behavior are they referring to?


type2homophobia_zpsf8eddc83.jpg




"Those people who will not be governed by God


will be ruled by tyrants."



William Penn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two very old English gentlemen were sitting at their club, having tea and smoking their pipes, talking about their days in "Injah."

Harry had been writing his memoirs and said to Cedric, "I say, old chap; do you spell it 'whoomb'"?

"No, no, Harry," said Cedric, "you spell it 'woomoph.'"

Harry replied, "Can't possibly -- how about 'whoumumb'"?

Just about then, a waitress came by and said, "Pardon me, gentlemen; I couldn't help overhearing your conversation, and the correct spelling is 'womb.'"

Harry turned to Cedric and said, "Rubbish! How could she possibly know the sound of an elephant fart?"


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We Muslims must be slackin' if they're not leaving because of us and multiculturalism.

Not even a 1% honorable mention! Slacking indeed!


B and J K-1 story

  • April 2004 met online
  • July 16, 2006 Met in person on her birthday in United Arab Emirates
  • August 4, 2006 sent certified mail I-129F packet Neb SC
  • August 9, 2006 NOA1
  • August 21, 2006 received NOA1 in mail
  • October 4, 5, 7, 13 & 17 2006 Touches! 50 day address change... Yes Judith is beautiful, quit staring at her passport photo and approve us!!! Shaming works! LOL
  • October 13, 2006 NOA2! November 2, 2006 NOA2? Huh? NVC already processed and sent us on to Abu Dhabi Consulate!
  • February 12, 2007 Abu Dhabi Interview SUCCESS!!! February 14 Visa in hand!
  • March 6, 2007 she is here!
  • MARCH 14, 2007 WE ARE MARRIED!!!
  • May 5, 2007 Sent AOS/EAD packet
  • May 11, 2007 NOA1 AOS/EAD
  • June 7, 2007 Biometrics appointment
  • June 8, 2007 first post biometrics touch, June 11, next touch...
  • August 1, 2007 AOS Interview! APPROVED!! EAD APPROVED TOO...
  • August 6, 2007 EAD card and Welcome Letter received!
  • August 13, 2007 GREEN CARD received!!! 375 days since mailing the I-129F!

    Remove Conditions:

  • May 1, 2009 first day to file
  • May 9, 2009 mailed I-751 to USCIS CS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Concerned about the effect of fiscal austerity? Interesting. That seems to suggest that wealthy people do better when the government spends more money than it takes in, doesn't it?

OR they know who is getting squeezed to keep the "freebies" coming.


type2homophobia_zpsf8eddc83.jpg




"Those people who will not be governed by God


will be ruled by tyrants."



William Penn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×