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The Oi, Cameron, time to sort out...” poll
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Old 20-11-2012, 10:35 AM
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Default The Oi, Cameron, time to sort out...” poll

Poll started 23 Oct 2012

If you could grab the Prime Minister and ask him to focus on sorting out a money/financial issue, which of the following would you choose?

Pick up to three from the top 10 in this week's poll:






Did you vote? Why did you pick that option? Are you surprised at the results so far? Have your say below. To see the results from last time, click this
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Old 20-11-2012, 1:57 PM
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I voted for him to consider petrol prices.

I feel it is important to pick something he can realistically do something about in the shortest time frame, without incurring extra complications.

Payday loans are an unwelcome development, but merely a response to the situation- regulating them is a can of worms.

The govt already has the means to cut petrol prices and should be prodded to doing so as this *might also ease pressure on food prices etc but mostly help ppl struggling to get to work.
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Old 20-11-2012, 2:12 PM
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Petrol Prices : Effects everyone
Gas and Electric Prices : Effects everyone
Car insurance for young drivers : Effects any young people trying to get a job.

One point that wasn't on the poll : Bank loans available for small businesses. Needs a serious look into.

Lets face it, all the issues raised need sorting out, instead of fat cats getting the cream as usual.

But as Tim Nice-but-Dim has said. We're all in it together...
...yeah right.
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Old 20-11-2012, 2:16 PM
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I don't see the "I don't want him to interfere in any of the above" option for the annoying libertarians among us :-)

Seriously though, I don't feel that most of these issues really ought to have anything to do with government save perhaps Financial education, Spam texts, and Payday loans. And I certainly wouldn't consider any of these a priority, when compared to more macro financial issues, such as the regulatory climate, bank of england powers, and addressing national debt.

These other issues (while still important to us) are a bit commonplace for the government to be addressing, aren't they?
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Old 20-11-2012, 2:26 PM
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Petrol prices are screwung us all over , petrol stations are nothing more than tax collection points!
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Old 20-11-2012, 4:29 PM
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How can you think than none of this should have anything to do with the government? Being screwed over by unreasonable prices for petrol, can insurance and just about everything else you can think of has a seriously negative impact on the economy.

The one thing I would have liked to have seen on the list would be the private rental sector, landlords have too much free reign to do whatever they like. They seem to think they are entitled to the money they charge for their substandard properties in return for doing nothing but letting the property fall down around their tenants heads, there needs to be a very strict regulatory body for this.
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Old 20-11-2012, 4:34 PM
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Financial education is needed to prevent many problems arising in the first place. Savings rates are ridiculously low. Also electricity and gas bills are too high and many can't afford to keep warm.
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Old 20-11-2012, 5:27 PM
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missed immigration............
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I voted for gas and electricity, train fares and payday loan regulation.
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Old 20-11-2012, 8:04 PM
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Tax evasion & avoidance. Then start to tackle the other items on the list.
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Old 21-11-2012, 9:56 AM
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caMORON said before he was elected that he would sort out the laws in the UK so tax evasion by businesses would be stopped - has he done anything about this - NO!

He even made one of the biggest tax evaders a Lord?! Philip Green who used to own - but "sold" them all to wifey who lives in their palatial home in tax haven for the richest Monaco - BHS, Topshop, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Burton, Dorothy Perkins et al - the list is endless and this man pays no tax at all and now is a Lord making rules for the rest of us to follow?

This is my biggest hatred of caMORON as the loss of tax revenue is the biggest loss this country has and instead this vile man goes after pensioners and the sick and disabled. He should be done for treason in my opinion.
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Old 21-11-2012, 10:15 AM
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Not on the list, but needs sorting is the removal of charity status from fee paying public schools.
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Old 21-11-2012, 11:10 AM
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I must be one of the few people in the country who isn't terribly concerned about petrol prices.

Here's my reasoning:

* I drive a less-than-average number of miles each year, in a car which is of above average efficiency.

* I therefore pay less than "my fair share" of this tax.

* Contrary to what the complainers seem to believe, the things that the government spends this money on will not magically become free if the tax is reduced.

* Therefore, the government will have to raise the money elsewhere.

* Since I currently pay less than "my fair share", it seems likely that under any other scheme, I would end up paying more tax.

* I don't want to pay more tax.

I'm sure that there's some impact on my outgoings in terms of transport cost for food and other goods, but when I look at the amount of stuff that you can stick in the back of a lorry, and consider how much I eat, I imagine that the impact is tiny.
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Old 21-11-2012, 11:13 AM
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I don't drive and have a lot of savings

Fuel prices first

Savings rates 2nd.

High fuel prices mean more expensive products for customers, fuelling inflation. High inflation and high interest rates are no more helpful for me than low inflation and low interest.
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Old 21-11-2012, 3:47 PM
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Default Saving rates and dead accounts

Cameron should now deal with the banks in the same way he has dealt with the power providors. Banks should be forced to move peoples dead saving accounts into similar ones that provide better interest at their highest rates. There are millions of less savvy savers who do not move their savings and lose considerable amounts of interest.
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Old 21-11-2012, 7:01 PM
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Funeral costs are missing
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Old 21-11-2012, 7:02 PM
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Council tax is another

And why isn't the BBC privatised?
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Old 21-11-2012, 7:07 PM
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Seeing as he seems to love following EU law so much, why are we still being charged VAT on fuel duty, which is illegal?
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Old 21-11-2012, 9:32 PM
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Its tax isn't it. Get it sorted man, there'd be no need for cuts if everyone paid what they should.

Also Train fares are a real joke, but that's a minor issue really.
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Old 21-11-2012, 10:46 PM
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The fact that financial education scores so low says it all, most of the people voting are paying too much tax without realising it. I agree with the few people above who want tax sorted out. Income tax is only designed to catch those on poor wages, the lazy and the hard working. I was one of them, too poor, working too many hours to compensate, to look into it. As a result of reading some advice on the ISA's v pensions thread on this site (by 'DunstoneH' I think) followed up by reading the HMRC website I transformed my tax.
Last year I reduced my tax bill from 12 to 4 grand and claimed more than the difference in benefits (when I had been entitled to none) and it's all legal. Immoral but legal. The government needs to sort it out.
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The rest of you need to change your mindset. The government isn't entitled to your money, they'll only waste it. It's much better in your hands, so fight to keep it!!!
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