All British phone lines to be taxed at £6 per year to pay for fast broadband
Posted in: Government & Policy at 10/12/2009 16:40
The government is pressing ahead with controversial plans to levy a £6 a year tax on all phone lines in Britain in order to fund the introduction of next generation broadband networks, Alistair Darling, the chancellor, confirmed today.
The levy was proposed by Junes's Digital Britain report, but while the Darling confirmed today that he will be implementing that proposal, his pre-budget report also contained a glaring omission.
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