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UK technology firms are calling on the government to slash taxes to help create thousands of new jobs in the IT sector. According to a report in today's Financial Times, the likes of Alchemy, Iris, Kewill and other IT players in Blighty think that UK.gov should recognise the strength that the 1.5 million-strong tech workforce …

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Yay for pork barreling on the IT angle

Just slash the taxes entirely and all that government pork barreling with it, I say. If you don't collect it in the first place you don't need an administration to ``give it back'' (most of it, but not all) to this or that group. It does mean, however, that the government will need to cut down on its own overhead, and that in turn means that countless clerks and bureaucrats will need to find an actual job. Oh the horror. Yeah, that'll happen.

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Surely

They'd rather screw IT workers with laws like IR35. Before anyone mentions tax avoidance etc etc the more money people make the more they will tend to spend and it will be spent in the productive part of the economy and not handed out to the bloated public sector. Big Government = bad.

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