Copy of the summarised LSEEIN submission included
in the "Changing Patterns of Production and Consumption"
workshop consultation document for "Other Domestic Goods"
Category circulated prior to the "Its Your Choice" 20
|(a)Tax "bads" not "goods"
||(a)The petrol strike showed how complex this move is.
| ||(b)People focus on the increasing costs of the "bads" because they are more obvious than reducing the costs of "goods". For example, you for pay petrol everyday but you receive a complex wage packet only once a month in which tax reductions can be lost.
| ||(c)Government may use the approach to justify an increase overall tax burden by not reducing the labour taxation by equitable amount.
| ||(d)Another "bureaucratic nightmare" as civil servants decide which primary resources to tax.
5.1 Your comments/other suggestions/current initiatives
on any of the above:
A better approach is for Government to use its
influence to create the right market conditions for sustainability
to thrive. Get Government to use legislation and fiscal measures
to create a demand and then let market natural forces take over
to satisfy that demand. Entrepreneurs will always come forward
to try to make money through supplying a market. Avoid always
talking about Government taxing this or that, they want to be
populist and by just saying increasing taxes will not get there
Using the financial system-the current owner of
the planet earth Plc. LSEEIN urges this process to investigate
and promote new voluntary financial system mechanisms which have
been researched by LEESIN, EIO and other partners to playa pro-active
role promoting new environmental technologies and sustainable
corporate practices world-wide. We urge the education and mobilisation
of millions of ordinary investors who as consumers, wider stakeholders
and citizens share many identical concerns for their families
and welfare of future generations. We call for a tax incentive(s)
for an international voluntary Financial Eco Label Scheme that
would be designed to enable participating fund management groups
to act in unison as shareholders to advance global environment
How many products use primary resources from the
UK are manufactured in the UK? Or should this labour tax be transferable
to the people carry out the work in LDC?