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Joy of Tax

The Joy of Tax: Tax may not sound sexy, but it is the price we pay for being part of a civilised society, argues Molly Scott Cato

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MEP calls for Europe-wide VAT exemption for micro-businesses in wake of new tax rules

As new VAT rules take effect, Molly Scott Cato has written to EU Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip outlining the concerns of constituents who run very small businesses and calling for a Europe-wide exemption for businesses with a turnover of less than €100,000.

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Greens gain credit for card fee reductions

Greens in the European Parliament have helped secure an early Christmas present for consumers and small businesses after the European Parliament and finance ministers agreed to curb excessive payment card fees paid by many retailers.

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Scrapping EU Air Pollution and Waste Recycling Laws Would Be Folly

An article written jointly with Keith Taylor in which both MEPs defend two important but threatened EU packages on ‘clean air’ and the ‘circular economy (waste)’.

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‘LuxLeaks letter’

A letter on the Luxembourg Leaks tax avoidance scandal, signed by the UKs three MEPs and sent to several national newspapers. None chose to publish it.

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