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UKIP is the only political party which has consistently campaigned to mark St George's Day with a national holidayPosted on April 23
Today, and over the past few days, we have seen people across the country mark St George's Day. Whether it be by organising a procession or a festival, or simply flying a flag, more and more of us are taking the opportunity to celebrate England and Englishness.
The huge increase in awareness of what St George's Day means, which we have seen gather pace in the past decade, has happened amongst people at a local level and in the face of official indifference, or often hostility, from above. UKIP is the only political party which has consistently campaigned to mark St George's Day with a national holiday. We look forward to that becoming a reality.Continue reading...
Posted on April 23
Tonight our Party Election Broadcast for the upcoming European Elections will be broadcast explaining why you should vote UKIP on May 22nd.Continue reading...
Posted on April 23
UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall has called for St George's Day to be declared a Bank Holiday.
"It should not only be celebrated but marked as a national holiday. This is not the first time I have called for this but it would be fantastic to think it will be the last and my wish comes true soon.Continue reading...
UKIP brands the huge increase in taxpayers caught in the 40p rate a disgrace and pledges to raise the threshold to at least £45,000.Posted on April 22
An official House of Commons report highlighting a huge rise in the number of workers dragged into the 40p tax rate is today branded a disgrace by a senior UKIP figure.
The figures, unveiled in a report in today’s Daily Mail, show that the number of people paying the 40p rate of income tax has risen by 400% over the past 30 years.
There are now 4.4 million people paying tax at 40p in the pound, compared to just 930,000 in 1984. The number caught by the rate – originally designed as a tax only on the very wealthy – increased rapidly during Gordon Brown’s tenure at the Treasury because he raised the threshold for payment more slowly than earnings growth.
But the situation has got even worse under George Osborne, with the Chancellor having actively lowered the threshold for paying the higher tax rate – down from £43,875 at the last election to £41,865 today. As a result 1.1 million extra people have been dragged into the higher rate. Recently Mr Osborne came under fire after appearing to suggest that people enjoy getting caught in the 40p rate.Continue reading...