Welby’s tax on hard work
LeT no one be in any doubt that the negative aspects of the proposals on inheritance tax put forward by the Archbishop of Canterbury (Mail) will fall mainly on the ordinary people of this country, not the wealthy.
These are the people who have not come from a privileged background, but by their own endeavour and hard work have managed to buy a decent property and accrue a relatively small amount of savings.
In the eyes of Archbishop Welby, they then have the cheek to wish to pass on the fruits of their labour to their family. All of this from a man who is unable to fill the pews on just one day of the week.
B. ekinS, Chessington, Surrey. HATs off to the Archbishop of Canterbury for his plans on the redistribution of wealth. But I believe charity begins at home. The Church of england has assets in excess of £8 billion and last year made a 17 per cent return on investments. geOrDie CAMPBeLL, Bognor regis, W. Sussex. ARCHBIsHoP Welby has called for the setting up of a Citizens Wealth Fund of £186 billion to give £10,000 grants to 25-year-olds to help them get on the property ladder.
I noticed there will not be a contribution from the Church! Why doesn’t it offer to give land on which to build affordable homes?
Perhaps then there would be no need to keep driving wealth away.
DAViD gAMBriLL, eastbourne, e. Sussex.