Tag Archives: The Budget

WOWS Podcast Ep5

Here is Ep5 of the WOWS Podcast and this time Jimbo and Fisher are having to rely on pretty poor advertisements for funding. Up for discussion is the UK budget and Jimbo and Fisher also play a cracking Easter Egg game. Enjoy! Please leave a comment for a future shout out in an upcoming podcast.

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under WOWS Podcast

By George, he hasn’t got it…

There wasn’t much feedback on yesterday’s ‘blog, it received one ‘like’ – which has made this week a pretty popular one for the WOWS ‘Blog, albeit we’ve still had about more activity as the Syrian Tourist Board (note, people going there to sell weapons aren’t tourists).  

 

I was a bit surprised that I didn’t get any correspondence from any fans of Mr Bean – although I’m told that they’ve decided to stay silent… 

 

Anyhow, it’s time to move on to today’s ‘blog, which is about George Osborne and what a fine and honourable man he is. 

 

Sorry… I was getting confused there between George Osborne and Stephen Fry…

 

I don’t know much about George Osborne, although I know that he’s a keen fan of domesticated birds – hence his budgie being in the news a lot today or something…

 

It’s fair to say the George Osborne is a dreadful Chancellor and he’s also a bit weird as he used be married to piece from the board game draughts – hence him being called the Chancellor of the ex-chequer…

 

Hang on…

 

In today’s budget, he reduced the duty on a pint of beer by 1p! Whey! Osborne, you absolute LAD! (We’ll gloss over the fact that beer duty has risen over 40% since 2008). 

 

In all honesty, this will have no affect on any member of the public (least of all Osborne as he doesn’t know what a pint of beer is, although he thinks his butler may occasionally drink some of them) as the decrease in duty won’t be passed on to consumers – and even if it was I can’t imagine the 1p reduction in duty would be the turing point between having 6 pints one evening instead of 5 pints.  

 

If we take £3 as the average price of a pint of beer, with a 1p price reduction then you’d have to drink 300 pints before effectively getting a free one and drinking 300 pints isn’t easy – although Freddie Flintoff has offered to give it a go (he’s planning on starting tomorrow morning and he’s hoping to finish… erm… tomorrow morning…).

 

There were a few other points in the budget… for example the Corporation Tax rate is now 20% for all companies… except Starbucks… who’ve decided that they would rather continue paying nothing…

 

Leave a comment

Filed under WOWS (blog)