According to the Smart Taxes Network, “the government has gambled on the ignorance of the Irish people and imposed a grievously unfair, anti-job, anti-urban and uncollectable Property Tax in the Budget for 2013.”
If you've visited this website before you will probably have noticed our funding appeals. It's likely that you skimmed over these - perfectly understandably as there are so many organisations asking for money these days. However, if you're reading this it's probably because you're interested in and value the work we do
. If so you will be interested to know how it is that we are able to do what we do
by John Jopling. How could governments be forced to take the necessary measures to address climate change? In his book Revolution Justified, Roger Cox suggests that legal action may provide the best way forward; an idea shared by many in Feasta's climate group.
An excellent new report by the New Economics Foundation explains the relationship between high oil prices and the overall world economy, describing the differences between the positions of the emerging economies as opposed to those of Europe and the US. Read more…
Should the funds from Cap and Share be distributed equally to individuals or are there better ways of using them? Indians are even more in need of financial help than those suffering from austerity programmes in the west, but James Bruges explains why he believes it would be better to distribute to community organisations in India. He starts his chapter of Sharing for Survival with some comments on climate and also covers related economic issues.
This residential property tax will be collected on every home in Ireland. The rate you will pay, under this system, depends on the full value of your property including the building. The square footage, the number of bedrooms in your home, energy rating, are some examples of the features that assessors will use [...]