Welby’s tax on hard work

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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.

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