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MSE Leaders' Debate 2019: The big consumer issues for the election

edited 6 November 2019 at 7:22PM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • Are there any plans to penalise second home owners. We plan to invest in one for a number of reasons:
    We are tied to our current property due to in laws living with us
    stocks and shares are iffy and
    you get next to no interest on savings products
  • lakesider52lakesider52 Forumite
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    Financial Transactions Tax - There is no question that such a tax will increase the cost of our pensions, investments and other banking transactions plus put the UK at a competitive disadvantage to our competitors. Do you support it?
  • edited 6 November 2019 at 9:46AM
    schark65schark65 Forumite
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    edited 6 November 2019 at 9:46AM
    How will you protect the people from Health Care Insurance that has tiers based on how much INSURANCE you can afford meaning that the lowest paid who would only be able to afford a basic HC Insurance would be penalised and get far less health care than someone who earns more. And what costs would the public be expecting to pay !
  • I_Love_compsI_Love_comps Forumite, Board Guide
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    How will you address the social care problem eg People who have worked and saved all there lives and pay FULL fees when going into a nursing home and the people who do not have savings and property to sell, and pay very little or nothing?
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  • What is your attitude towards Cash and also Share ISAs? Do you plan to lower, freeze or increase ISA allowances over the next few years?
  • Might you consider imposing Inheritance Tax on recipients of bequests (with a reasonable tax free band) rather than the person who dies with the likely effect that inheritances are better shared out?
  • If prescription charges are not to be abolished, might you consider introducing a ceiling for the total cost of prescriptions issued within the same week?
  • Increasing supply (building more housing) is very expensive and environmentally damaging. Subsidies for "affordable" housing are inefficient, and very costly to the Treasury. Reducing demand seems the best way to bring prices down. What will you do to reverse UK's population growth so less housing is needed?
  • How do you propose to correct the housing crisis for both the homeless and for those who want to rent with the local authority. Not everyone can afford to buy, we need truly affordable housing for every budget.
  • RickMoneyRickMoney Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    What are your plans to improve the state of our high streets and level the tax burden's of bricks and mortar commercial entities and online / warehousing commercial entities that currently circumvent 'fair share' of tax. Would you increase the VAT % while simultaneously reducing Business rates as has been suggested by business leaders?
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