Do you live in the engine room? Friday's confessional poll

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Do you live in one of the 10 London constituencies that contributes 10% of the nation's tax

Yes! I'm in the engine room
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No, thank feck
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Total votes: 50

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Do you live in the engine room? Friday's confessional poll

Postby Greg66 Tri v2.0 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:22 am

Forgive the DM link, but this is quite interesting. Ten London constituencies contribute 10% of the nation's tax take.

I would imagine that quite a high proportion of posters here are in this fiscal "kill zone". Yes or no?
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Postby rubertoe » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:29 am

Is this not London Constituencies rather than Boroughs?

From the text it appears so but the image highlights my entire Borough?
Depending on the answer depends to that depends on the answer I give.
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Postby coriordan » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:30 am

Richmond seems awfully large

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Postby Greg66 Tri v2.0 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:34 am

rubertoe wrote:Is this not London Constituencies rather than Boroughs?

From the text it appears so but the image highlights my entire Borough?
Depending on the answer depends to that depends on the answer I give.



Quite right. Amended accordingly. DM prob too lazy to find a constituency map.

I'm liking that last sentence though. Very dependent. :wink:
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Postby notsoblue » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:45 am

I do. And I'm aware of what a privilege it is.

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Postby craker » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:59 am

ah, thank feck

Edit - Sorry are we trying to determine how many commuters (who are respondents to this poll) do some of their commuting in some bits of London? Why is that then?

Anyway, ah....

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Postby rubertoe » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:03 pm

:shock:

I dont in that case. But I'd imagine that the constituency that i do live in would generally feature fairly highly on this list. Or maybe it doesn't. I guess it depends.... :wink:
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Postby Lancew » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:05 pm

I don't but I work for a private office of a man who lives in one of them though, and he pays a fair whack of tax.
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Postby Veronese68 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:07 pm

I do as my bit of Kingston comes under the Richmond Park constituency. Should I move to normal Kingston as I'm not a higher rate tax payer?

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Postby arran77 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:25 pm

Veronese68 wrote:I do as my bit of Kingston comes under the Richmond Park constituency. Should I move to normal Kingston as I'm not a higher rate tax payer?


Stop trying to pretend that you're a higher class of cycling pleb :P
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Postby Veronese68 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:33 pm

arran77 wrote:
Veronese68 wrote:I do as my bit of Kingston comes under the Richmond Park constituency. Should I move to normal Kingston as I'm not a higher rate tax payer?


Stop trying to pretend that you're a higher class of cycling pleb :P

You're just jealous because I'm a better pleb than you. :mrgreen:

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Postby LiveGiantly » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:39 pm

No I don't.....

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Postby jds_1981 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:48 pm

For some reason Walthamstow doesn't appear in there?
Also, with income tax maps, wouldn't it be better shown where earned, rather than where the person tends to be when they're not working?
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Postby rjsterry » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:58 pm

I'm an outsider.

More seriously, not that I doubt that those are the wealthiest bits of Greater London (and the UK, I presume), but I'm a bit sceptical of the stats. It would be a pretty major undertaking to get a 'total tax paid' figure (including all forms of taxation) for each person and then correlate that with their parliamentary constituency. I can't see a source for the figures in the article, but would be interested to know how they were arrived at.
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Postby arran77 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 13:08 pm

Veronese68 wrote:
arran77 wrote:
Veronese68 wrote:I do as my bit of Kingston comes under the Richmond Park constituency. Should I move to normal Kingston as I'm not a higher rate tax payer?


Stop trying to pretend that you're a higher class of cycling pleb :P

You're just jealous because I'm a better pleb than you. :mrgreen:


I iz a cuntry pleb oh are :lol:
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Postby Talius » Fri Mar 21, 2014 13:09 pm

I suspect a strong correlation with constituency population size.
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Postby anonymousblackfg » Fri Mar 21, 2014 13:30 pm

I would have thought my constituency would have been but no, I personally blame that lemon Ed Davey and his lack of vision on cycling, is keeping the borough from maxing out of tax revenues.

Time for a revolution perhaps to steal back some of the wealth of those in Ham.

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Postby EKE_38BPM » Fri Mar 21, 2014 16:41 pm

Yeah I do. It doesn't make me rich though.
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Postby roger merriman » Fri Mar 21, 2014 16:42 pm

No just out in Richmond upon Thames council.

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Postby MrSweary » Fri Mar 21, 2014 18:23 pm

Edited out dumb.

Live in St Margarets and work in Mayfair so no. Would be nice to be able to afford a house here but not happening so I'm moving to Beckenham soon (I hope).
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