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The UK coalition government has started slashing its spending plans to bring them more into line with its income. Given some of the items already cut from the budget what do you think the government will cut in the next round? How far do you think they will go? What new taxes will they introduce? What will they sell-off? What services will be cut? What services will become chargeable extras?

Good (something that needs cutting) or extreme (something that they shouldn't cut but probably will be cut) examples are very welcome. I am going to start with:

- charging for primary and secondary education ( a school fee)

- charging for visiting a GP

- charging for non-emergency visits to A&E

- charging for non-recycleable refuse collection

- privatisation of fire and ambulance (pay as u use)

- privatisation of the BBC

- severe cuts to services for addiction and mental health services

- the ending of the universal post (i.e. start paying the real cost of posting a letter)

That should get things going for a start! You don't have to agree with the ideas; this is just a measure of how far you think things will actually go!

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Hopefully the next cut will be to the heads of all rich fat cuts who screw the system for all its worth!

The last one you say there is imminant, the one about post, the cost to send a letter north will be extortionate, oh well at least I have email.

I think the biggest blow will come when councils have to raise Council Tax to afford the cuts they need to make.

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There wouldn't be the need for any cuts if our taxation system wasn't designed to encourage tax avoidance/evasion and inefficiencies were removed from where money is currently spent on public services.

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The UK coalition government has started slashing its spending plans to bring them more into line with its income. Given some of the items already cut from the budget what do you think the government will cut in the next round? How far do you think they will go? What new taxes will they introduce? What will they sell-off? What services will be cut? What services will become chargeable extras?

Good (something that needs cutting) or extreme (something that they shouldn't cut but probably will be cut) examples are very welcome. I am going to start with:

- charging for primary and secondary education ( a school fee)

- charging for visiting a GP

- charging for non-emergency visits to A&E

- charging for non-recycleable refuse collection

- privatisation of fire and ambulance (pay as u use)

- privatisation of the BBC

- severe cuts to services for addiction and mental health services

- the ending of the universal post (i.e. start paying the real cost of posting a letter)

That should get things going for a start! You don't have to agree with the ideas; this is just a measure of how far you think things will actually go!

I can see most of those actually happening sadly. This will hit the low paid and elderly most of all but the rich boys and girls will be fine. They'll be brought in slowly probably by stealth as much as possible.

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They'll be brought in slowly probably by stealth as much as possible.

We've had 13 years of watching the undisputed past master of stealth taxes Gordon Brown. :whistling:

Personally I cant see the BBC being privatised although an alternative to financing by the Licence fee may be sought. Equally severe cuts to addiction and mental health services are self defeating. GP/clinical help in quitting smoking has proved miilions can be saved down the line in later life health costs.

This will hit the low paid and elderly most of all but the rich boys and girls will be fine.

The poverty gap actually widened under labour. The low paid, welfare depndant, elderly and those on fixed incomes are the most vunerable to minor economic changes. Todays news about inflation is going to hit these groups hardest.

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The poverty gap actually widened under labour. The low paid, welfare depndant, elderly and those on fixed incomes are the most vunerable to minor economic changes. Todays news about inflation is going to hit these groups hardest.

Just watch it widen by record amount under the present lot. My own worry after the cutting the country is going to struggle to innovate and grow again afterwards. The shift to other countries like India and China will continue.

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- charging for non-recycleable refuse collection

We already pay for that - what do you think the Council Tax is for :rolleyes:

However, no reason not to charge for excessive non recyclable refuse collection. Though that is more about reducing landfill than anything.

Of course, if we built incinerators to convert refuse into electricity it wouldn't be an issue and they'd be paying us to produce more rubbish!

From the NHS budget I'd certainly cut all IVF treatment and all non-reconstructive plastic surgery.

And anyone suing a hospital for mispractice would have to show that they would have been better off had they not gone to hospital. So if you break your spine and they miraculously save you but in the process accidently damage your little toe then you do not deserve a penny compensation your ungrateful selfish g*t :p

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Noticed our council has cut the garden rubbish service back. That will force me to buy a new incinerator as the compost bins cannot compost fast enough to keep up with the rubbish. My neighbour has four all full and I have two both full from spring.

Also you can't compost Pond plants such as iris's as they keep growing.

Another thing the NHS can cut out are the health tourists.

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On the matter of garden rubbish, our council has always cut right back on collection of the green bins in winter since they were first introduced years ago.

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I can guarantee our council won't be cutting back on garden waste collections or kerbside recycling. You can probably finish that off yourselves.

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What will be cut next?...........The balls of one liners and off topic posters.In the model thread. LOL :drinks:

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I seriously don't think it'll be long before you will need to pay computer tax/licence fees, much like they did with the TV.

Council cuts will cause your Rates/Council tax to skyrocket.

I'm just wondering are the top people in goverment going to cut their wages and expenses to play their part? Their pay is ridiculous and they seriously don't need their expenses paid for them either.

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It isn't just in government- there appears to be a minority of people in senior positions in many areas of UK industry who are raking in a lot of cash and are largely immune to the effects of these cuts. Again New Labour's policies on creating layers of bureauocracy didn't exactly help.

The more time goes on the more convinced I become that New Labour was a complete failure- even at a simplistic "capitalism vs socialism" level it failed both in generating a strong buoyant economy for the long-term and, as Kar999 rightly mentioned, failed to address the growth in the gap between rich and poor.

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Lets not forget the union leaders if we are talking of fat cat salaries. Many earn significantly more than MP's and more than four times the average salary.

Source: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=507773&in_page_id=2

They berate the rich and vow to fight for the working classes yet Bob Crow, Dave Prentis and almost 40 other union bosses are themselves raking in pay packages worth more than £100,000. One of the biggest earners is Bob Crow, the militant general secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union.

Mr Crow called on other trade unions to launch 'a sustained campaign of generalised strikes' to fight the Government's 'fiscal fascism'.

In a 'call to arms', he told members: 'We say, "Don't fear them. Fight them". Our trade union has a slogan, "Never on our knees". We want those words to ring out on the Millionaire's Row of Clegg and Cameron. They started this fight with the working class and we are up for it.'

"Yes Brothers ... we are all equal..." .....except when it comes to union leaders salaries. :whistling:

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Here's something (seriously) we could cut: the amount of money wasted by leaving the bl**dy lights on all the time - and that applies to homes, businesses, shops, the govt and every one else. And while we're at it, the heating .... in rooms that are empty.

Simple?

It'll happen when I get 19ft of snow in my garden during at 40c heatwave. On a Wednesday in May. Just after 9.30am.

One of the biggest earners is Bob Crow, the militant general secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union.

Possibly the most evil, selfish, man in the country. If a homeless, disabled, orphan wanted a sweet for Christmas he'd steal it, eat it in front of her and then call all his members out on strike. just because he can and he wanted it and he hates us, especially the working classes whom he forces to suffer most. And you can tell him I said that.

:angry: :angry: :angry:

(You may gather I don't like him. If he doesn't like my comments he's welcome to sue me for every penny I have. About £3.04p)

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Well the Union fat cats will be dealt with eventually.

However there's plenty of other fat corrupt cats to deal with.

Now the challenge for everyone what Government did provide stable government. They've all done boom and bust for the 40 odd years at least.

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The UK coalition government has started slashing its spending plans to bring them more into line with its income. Given some of the items already cut from the budget what do you think the government will cut in the next round? How far do you think they will go? What new taxes will they introduce? What will they sell-off? What services will be cut? What services will become chargeable extras?

Good (something that needs cutting) or extreme (something that they shouldn't cut but probably will be cut) examples are very welcome. I am going to start with:

- charging for primary and secondary education ( a school fee)

- charging for visiting a GP

- charging for non-emergency visits to A&E

- charging for non-recycleable refuse collection

- privatisation of fire and ambulance (pay as u use)

- privatisation of the BBC

- severe cuts to services for addiction and mental health services

- the ending of the universal post (i.e. start paying the real cost of posting a letter)

That should get things going for a start! You don't have to agree with the ideas; this is just a measure of how far you think things will actually go!

Hopefully Cameron's and Clegg's testicles when visiting a school sports day then justify why good reason to close funding for sports entertainment. Have you seen the 'Christmas card he has available? So much for cuts eh?

http://i.telegraph.c...rd_1787954i.jpg

So the country, just stand in front and say Merry Christmas? For many, with these cutbacks, I doubt it.

Phil.

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Anything that puts people before money...same old Tories!

Get it right Money before the needy. Same old Tories.

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Get it right Money before the needy. Same old Tories.

Get it right, Spend money we haven't got. Same old Labour. :whistling:

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Get it right, Spend money we haven't got. Same old Labour. :whistling:

Get it right spend money on the toffs stuff the rest Same old Tories.

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Good to see the old class war streotyping is alive and well. :whistling:

A least you dropped the phrase "ex-public schoolboy" as that also applied to most of Nu Labours previous cabinets... and Tony Blair.... talking of whom, with all his mi££ions and intricate web of companies, is he classed as a fully fledged toff now as well as an ex-public schoolboy I wonder?

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Good to see the old class war streotyping is alive and well. :whistling:

A least you dropped the phrase "ex-public schoolboy" as that also applied to most of Nu Labours previous cabinets... and Tony Blair.... talking of whom, with all his mi££ions and intricate web of companies, is he classed as a fully fledged toff now as well as an ex-public schoolboy I wonder?

You're getting there slowly.

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