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VAT Rise

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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by ilovekpop (U14700776) on Tuesday, 4th January 2011

    Do you think it will effect you a lot or not really?
    But even though with all the government cuts this is sooo out of order to rise the VAT to 20% now???

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    Posted by U14750893 (U14750893) on Wednesday, 12th January 2011

    I think it will affect us all loads - just because we are not old enough to vote doesn't mean we shouldn't have our say. This is all going to affect us so much more than our parents. [Personal details removed by Moderator]

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    Posted by U14755262 (U14755262) on Monday, 17th January 2011

    I very much agree I think in this present econmic situation, we're in right now cuts/Vat rising we're going to be carring the burden of our parents in a big way in the future years to come it will have a maissive effect !!

    Also I agree with your earlier statement saying, that we have a say about the 20% vat rise even though we don't have the opportunity to vote.

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    Posted by Claire_123 (U14813714) on Monday, 14th March 2011

    Especially with the worrying economic climate in Britain, the VAT rise might mean more money for businesses etc, but what about the rest of the country who buy their stuff? The added cost coming with the VAT rise may be that little bit too much for people to afford. With a spending rise of £7.50 a week per adult due to this situation, the last thing people want to do now is spend more per week - this should be the amount they're saving this week.
    It's putting shoppers in a really bad position. What are they meant to do? They need their daily essentials (food, clothes) but they can't afford it, so where do they go from there?
    Especially as us young people can't vote, it's extremely difficult to get a say in this - even our point across.

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    Posted by U14817071 (U14817071) on Saturday, 19th March 2011

    It's gonna effect everyone. The divide is getting bigger , the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Our country is so established and has a high- tech education system but what's the point in having all of this if children won't be able to enjoy it. Us children of the middle economy or lower economy have talents and care about our education ( well some of us) but the children of the upper economy may have a better education but do it because of family reputation or parent's pressure. 20% is ridiculous! I was in the school tuckshop and when it went up to 17.5% we had a major strain. I'm only in year 8 and I'm stressed about money for my family. We are the adults of the future however there will be no future for us if our families strain for money. Money is nessessary for clothes, food, shelter, education and more. How on earth are we going to afford all these with 20%!!! Many girls will turn to prostitution and guys to drug dealing. The government really needs to consider children and generations to come.

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    Posted by andster2d (U14823123) on Thursday, 24th March 2011

    yes i do think it will effect us as it an increase in money we just dont have if you enter a shop like tesco there is nothing there under a pound so i strongly think it will effect many of us.

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    Posted by Paul (U14667954) on Tuesday, 17th May 2011

    It's gonna effect everyone. The divide is getting bigger , the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Our country is so established and has a high- tech education system but what's the point in having all of this if children won't be able to enjoy it. Us children of the middle economy or lower economy have talents and care about our education ( well some of us) but the children of the upper economy may have a better education but do it because of family reputation or parent's pressure. 20% is ridiculous! I was in the school tuckshop and when it went up to 17.5% we had a major strain. I'm only in year 8 and I'm stressed about money for my family. We are the adults of the future however there will be no future for us if our families strain for money. Money is nessessary for clothes, food, shelter, education and more. How on earth are we going to afford all these with 20%!!! Many girls will turn to prostitution and guys to drug dealing. The government really needs to consider children and generations to come.  Well, how can the government get the money needed to repay the debts without increasing the VAT? And the richer students don't necessarily get the better education - poor students can be as clever, as long as they try hard. It's not about how rich you are, it's about how hard you try with your education.

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    Posted by U14874631 (U14874631) on Thursday, 19th May 2011

    It is about how rich you are, my family dont have money but my mum wanted to send me to a private school because the children in private school are much disruptive, my mum tried to get me a schloarship because i was already on a higher education course at the local university but the school wouldn t let us because they believed i was for more suited to a public school because of the divide\m you would get bullied for going to private school on scholarship because you dont have money like everyone else and to be honest im one of the poorest in my public school and i get looked down on because i live in a flat not a house and because i dont have an expensive bag or money to go to town as often as them

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    Posted by U14882856 (U14882856) on Tuesday, 31st May 2011

    To be honset, i dont really undestand this topic. I think everyone should be intilled to an edication and shouldnt have to think i cant go to univercity because it is to much money!!!!

    VAT isnt right but how else are we going to pay off the debt the country is in?!

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