November 18, 2019
Labour’s plans for a massive tax raid on the retirement savings of more than 10 million British people include a Financial Transactions Tax which experts have warned will hit pensions the hardest.
On top of this their plans to seize ten per cent of private firms would see shares tumbling – undermining the savings of hardworking people.
Analysis from the Conservative Research Department found that savers in the South East will be the hardest hit with a loss of over £14,000 whilst those in the East Midlands face the longest delay to their retirement, having to work for another four years.
On top of this, nearly eight in ten of those saving for retirement would be hit with a double whammy with Labour’s plans to renationalise the assets they have invested in – a move the CBI said would mean ‘workers and older generations could end up poorer as a result’.
Commenting, Therese Coffey, Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, said:
“Corbyn’s Pension Tax will see ten million savers facing a huge bill forcing them to delay their retirement for almost three and a half years.
“This is just one of the ways a Corbyn government would hammer hardworking people on top of his plans to hike up taxes by £2,400 a year, as well as the cost of his plan for unlimited immigration and the chaos of 2020 being dominated by two more referendums – one on Brexit and another on Scottish independence.
“Only Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party can get Brexit done with a deal, get parliament working again and turbocharge our economy to unleash Britain’s potential.”