He said: "The definition of stealth tax
is surely one that is stealthy, i.e.
It is not (a stealth tax
) because we are saying we need funding to enable the bus industry to upgrade.
Simon Henig, Labour leader of Durham County Council, said: "If it is just a way of receiving more money then it is a stealth tax
on councils." Andrew Tebbutt, executive member for corporate resources at Northumberland County Council, said: "Any increase in the amount we have to pay to borrow money has a negative impact on services."
Commenting on the results, Mr King, says, "More than three quarters of motorists now see road tax as a 'stealth tax
We won't know who's won until someone makes the announcement.' The Chancellor is anxious to hold on to headline measures like the fat tax and the minimum wage because he fears that much of his Budget will be denounced as a series of stealth taxes
designed to plug an ever-growing black hole.
In other words, it's just another stealth tax
. This Government must think that we're stupid.
But Clr Light slammed the idea as yet another stealth tax
which will increase the overall tax burden, particularly for families who are already suffering from the increased cost of living.
STAFF who need their cars for work such as district nurses and volunteers who take pensioners to hospitals are among the people hit with a motoring stealth tax
, it was claimed yesterday.
"If the changes do go ahead as planned, over pounds 1 billion a year may be raised from UK businesses through, what some may see as, an additional stealth tax
," said Mr Alam.
Since 1997, the Chancellor, with his stealth tax
on pension funds, has contributed more than anyone to the destruction of UK pensions.
Alan Ferguson, chief executive of Blyth-based haulier Fergusons Transport has already discovered a "stealth tax
" in yesterday's announcement which will see the tax rate on biodiesel increase by over 50% from April 1.
The marketing boys can stack it up anyway they like - this is a stealth tax
, nothing more, nothing less.