Tax plan was made in cloud cuckoo land

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IT WOULD ap­pear the cur­rent Con­ser­va­tive/Lib Dem coali­tion at West­min­ster lives in cuckoo land.

It re­fuses to con­sult with com­pa­nies and trade or­gan­i­sa­tions when mak­ing sub­stan­tial and se­ri­ous changes to tax­a­tion lev­els.

This is a wor­ry­ing sit­u­a­tion and if it in­tends to carry on gov­ern­ing the coun­try in this man­ner things will go from bad to worse.

Re­mote de­cis i o n s ma d e be­hind closed doors do not work in a mod­ern, busi­ness e n v i r o nment.

The North-east of Scot­land will feel the ef­fects very quickly with the bru­tal plun­der­ing of the in­ter­na­tional oil com­pa­nies’ rev­enues.

The pre­dictable re­ac­tion may lead to can­celled con­tracts and de­layed de­vel­op­ments trans­lat­ing into lost jobs and a fur­ther dip in the lo­cal econ­omy.

Den­nis Grat­tan Bucks­burn

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