Second, create a distance selling levy. I oppose extra sales taxes, but there is a real issue with what the supermarkets are saying about unfair competition in the area of business rates. They pay high business rates: Google and Amazon, et al, are not and this is distorting competition. So, let’s look at that and charge an excess land value tax on the UK property of companies that use those facilities to arrange on line sales of products not otherwise taxable in the UK. This is a super land tax. I have not developed the idea in full, but it is a direction of travel. EU issues would have to be looked at.
We’ll also have to deal with the basic logic of this absurdity. While we’re at it, we’d better start taxing pedestrians for the petrol they’re not using. No difference between that and taxing people a land tax for land they’re not using.
Not the first time I’ve said it but the man’s a loon.