Attac Jersey is a Member of the International Tax Justice Network. We are Members of the Association for the Taxation of financial Transactions for the Benefit of Citizens, (ATTAC) and the Tax Justice Network, (TJN). The aims of both organisations are to research, educate and campaign to further public awareness. We are seeking to alleviate poverty through the creation of just taxation systems to fund social goods.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Senator Alan Breckon
PRESS RELEASE
Embargoed till 6am Monday11th April 2011
 “SAY: NO TO GST”
Food, Light and Heat
We can’t afford not to !
Senator Alan Breckon has lodged a new proposition to remove GST from foodstuffs in line with the UK’s VAT arrangements as well as from domestic energy and fuel. (P36/2011)
In December 2010 a similar proposal was narrowly defeated by 26 to 24 votes.

Since the introduction of GST in May 2008, the economy has changed. Consumer confidence reached an all time low as the recession bit into people’s spending power. Jersey did not respond to this by helping the ordinary citizens instead has penalized the individual with what is becoming crippling Income Tax rates, Impots and of course GST. All this when some companies are not making a fair, or any contribution, to the tax take.
Show your support
In order for the public to show their support a number of things have been put in place & organized;
A. Public meetings
B. Poke A Politician
C. Email ``No To Gst´´
D. Flier (attached)

Public meetings
A number of public meetings will be held where Senator Breckon will be making a presentation and seeking public comments – a chance for people to have their say.

Town Hall – Monday 18th April at 7.30pm
Parish Hall, St Clement – Tuesday 26th April at 7.30pm
Parish Hall, St Saviour – Thursday 5th May at 7.30pm
Communicare, St Brelade – Friday 13th May at 7.30pm
Senior Citizens Association and Age Concern -  Town Hall,Thursday 12th May at 2pm.

Poke A Politician
A Facebook address has been set up so that the public can “poke” a politician to let them know how they would like them to vote, address:

Email your support
If the public do not have a Facebook sign in then an alternative email address has been created so that they can show their dissent electronically re this tax on life’s basic essentials, address:

Unless GST is removed from basic essentials it will continue onwards and upwards, the time to stop it is now!

For more information please contact
Senator Alan Breckon
Tel: 01534 618532
Mobile: 07837 509067
a.breckon@gov.je

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