2009 Budget reactions

I apologise in advance for the boring title of this blog post and hope to keep it short.


No surprise that the beer and cigarettes are up slightly again. However the 50% tax that those lucky (unlucky) enough to earn more than £150’000 will need to pay did give me a wee smile and a sense of justice at last.

The other notable change was the thing about cars.  What is stopping you now buying a 2nd hand car for £500 owning it for a year (I think thats the time you must own it) and scraping it, getting £2000 and buying a new one for about £3000, thus costing only £1500.