My day job involves (among other things) administrating the payroll process for a small-to-medium sized business. I'm well grumpy with it today.
I've just received (at work) my instruction from the government to raise everyone's tax threshold by £600 on the first pay date after the 7th of September.
No doubt Gordon and Alisdair will be wondering why I am so pissed about this - they has 'fixed' the 10p tax débacle, no? Er, no. No Gordon and Ali, you haven't. You have just given EVERYONE, INCLUDING the people who benefited from the shift of the taxation burden more onto the poor than the rich, a wodge of money to shut them up. I'M JUST AS BEHIND EVERYONE ELSE AS I WAS BEFORE, IDIOTS! And what's *worse* is that the public purse is now missing a great big huge amount of money to pay for this largesse. More, in fact, than you were aiming to save with your monumentally stupid plan to scrap the 10p tax band.