The Chancellor George Osborne’s budget 2012 has rasied a few eyebrows in the office of North Court Investigations, some of our private detectives are annoyed at the raise of duty on cigarettes. Below is our pick of what has been discussed in our office this afternoon:
- A packet of cigarettes to be put up by 37p (most discussed)
- Alcohol duty to remain unchanged (on a par with cigarette discussion)
- Personal income allownce to be raised to £9,205. This will ensure 24 million people will be £220 a year better off.
- No change to exisiting plans on fuel duty. (the Governments and fuel companies just put prices up when they want anyway, so expect a rice very soon). The price of fuel has become so high it’s getting out of hand.
- From midnight tonight a new level of stamp duty will be put to 7% on homes worth over 2 million. In addition to this homes worth over 2 million that are purchased through companies the stamp duty will be 15%. This has closed a loop hole that the rich and famous have been using for years.
- Corporation Tax to be cut to 24%
- The 50p top rate of tax is to be reduced to 45p. (Not likely to affect us!)
All of the above is what has interested us, we do not pretend to be political experts and to be honest lots of what is mentioned in the budget gets forgotten about, apart from the most important, which for lots of private investigators appears to be alcohol, cigarettes & fuel