EU’s airport strategy is ‘outrageous’ waste of our money

EU’s airport strategy is ‘outrageous’ waste of our money

The European Union’s airport strategy has been branded an outrageous waste of taxpayers’ money by UKIP’s Transport spokesman Jill Seymour. Millions of euros of have been wasted on too many airports, and on airports that are too close together and do not attract enough passengers, according to the European Court of Auditors. A staggering 38 million euros worth of infrastructure is not being used at all, according to the damning ‘EU funded airport infrastructures: poor value for money’ report.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 Written by: Jill Seymour Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2014, December, Jill Seymour, Transport and Tourism

EU forces online SMEs to register for VAT from Jan 1st, 2015

EU forces online SMEs to register for VAT from Jan 1st, 2015

From January 1st all small business entrepreneurs who sell online across the EU will be forced to register for VAT. The new regulations were designed to take more VAT from online giants such as Amazon but will now load new regulations and burdens onto small businesses.Online microbusinesses which sell anything to EU customers will be forced to register for VAT even if their turnover is under the £81,000 threshold. A spokesman for the UK Permanent Representation to the EU admitted today: "The UK argued strongly for cross-border threshold so that the smallest businesses would be outside the system, there was no support from other Member States or the Commission."

Thursday, 11 December 2014 Written by: Margot Parker Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2014, December, Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Margot Parker

Big budget - more eu fudge, but we still have to pay

Big budget - more eu fudge, but we still have to pay

The UK Independence Party has reacted to news of a deal being reached on the European Union's budget for 2015, with spokesman Jonathan Arnott MEP describing the agreement as a 'classic EU fudge'.  The deal will allow the European Union to enter into commitments to pay 145.3 billion euros, with actual payments coming in at 141.2.  The figures are a compromise between the European Council (which wanted little if any increase to the budget) and the European Parliament, which wanted to spend even more taxpayers' money on the European Union.  Neither side has got what they wanted, but it seems that the taxpayer will be the big loser in this deal.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 Written by: Jonathan Arnott Posted in: Press releases, Budgets , Newsroom, 2014, December, Jonathan Arnott

Paull Nuttall calls EU Commission president a hypocrite over tax evasion and demands his resignation

Paull Nuttall calls EU Commission president a hypocrite over tax evasion and demands his resignation

Today in the European Parliament, Brussels during a heated debate about tax evasion in Luxembourg in front of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the Deputy Leader of UKIP called Juncker and hypocrite and demanded his resignation. Paul Nuttall MEP said: "In your opening remarks Mr Juncker, you seem to be blaming everybody else and not yourself, and in a desperate effort to throw everybody off the scent you call for more EU tax harmonisation. Rubbish I say!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 Written by: Paul Nuttall Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2014, November, Paul Nuttall