A major objective of the elite politicians is to ensure that big business monopolies thrive at the expense of society in general but the primary objective is to lock out competition from small and growing firms.

An example of why Oligolopy/Monopoly companies are bad for society.

Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

To illustrate the situation let us use a supermarket as an example. A large supermarket could control over 30% of all the food sold in this country. They turn over billions and only pay a few million in tax. They may attempt a disastrous global expansion using British tax payers money losing billions in the process.

Imagine each major town or centre has it own locally owned supermarket. There will be more employment in the sector as each supermarket will have to source food, they will have their own marketing team, display teams etc so there will be a well paid jobs with longer term prospects thatn the centralised model and wealth will be more equally and evenly spread over more jobs

What’s bad about a large almost monopoly supermarket:

They decide what price they will pay their suppliers.

They decide when the supplier will be paid.

They force the supplier to package all goods ready for shelf presentation.

They do everything they can to pay their staff a minimum wage by centralising – yes they are big employers but are they good employers.

They force the animals we eat to live in appaling, horrendious conditions.

They force the industrilisation of production destroying the caring ethics imbedded into our farmers.

They source from the cheapest supply, in a farming system which has to be long term thus wielding financial life and death over our farmers.

The very few at the top are paid immense salarie,s while they do their utmost to impoverish their suppliers, staff and our nation.

They extend supply chains by thousands of miles so your every day shop is cheap when we are trying our best to reduce pollution – shipping is the biggest polluter in the world.

Ethically dubious corporations which have a market share of 10% or higher.

We are all too familiar with the following:

He may borrow £3 billion and pay himself a £1 billion bonus for being so clever. If the company goes bust a 10 000 people are left without a jb or a pension so what hes fine.

An owner who borrows money on the cheap via QE to buy a large company.

The owner lives in a tax haven.

The corporation avoids UK corporation tax by using every dodge in the book.

They may be listed on any large stock exchange.

The CEOs take home massive pay-packets.

The company pays no or almost no tax on their UK turnover. They do this do this via transfer pricing and the use of tax havens.

They ruthlessly lobby our political class and gain government protection, subsidies and tax exemptions.

They create arduous and complicated rules which can be used to stop competition entering that industry, in the name of ethics and public safety.

They use every financialisation trick by gaming the rules adjusted via their friends in parliment and the EU commission.

Reform party policy is there to protect small companies who cannot compete, to allow the smaller companies to catch up with the technology. The plan is simple – we will eliminate these companies if they do not sell out to their employees.

Forced sale of any FTSE/Hedge fund/Privately owned company which in the mind of the government does not play fair with the British people.

No company sits above the British people.

Every company has to make a positive contribution to British society by making a fair financial contribution via the tax system. But society is against the brightest, most educated, amoral, weathiest most powerful people in the world who will game every rule in the book, so two very blunt instruments will be used to overcome these amoral companies:

A simple revenue tax of 15% to be levied against all their UK revenue.

Councils to levy business rates on revenue (see small businesses below) not space occupied.

Support for small businesses.

  1. Each council will be required to total up all business turnover in their area according to their accounts and divide it by the business rates it receives. The result will be a rateable value for each £1000 of turnover per year. Rates will then be reset on a turnover basis and then be reviewed annually to reflect each companies turnover.
  2. Small or start up businesses turning over less than £30 000 per annum will be exempt from business rates. Companies turning over between £30-£60 000 per annum will be charged at 50% of the revenue ratable value. The missing revenue will be charged to the top end companies who are on the Government tax evaders list.
  3. Within the high street areas each council will be required to provide free parking for up to 1.5 hours in town centers. This will be done via the P&D ticketing process. Anyone staying beyond that time will be required to pay normal hourly parking rates with the first 1.5 hours free.

 

Support for small businesses based in urban high streets.

  • Each council will be required to total up all business turnover in their area according to their accounts and divide it by the business rates it receives. The result will be a rateable value for each £1000 of turnover per year. Rates will then be reset on a turnover basis and then be reviewed annually to reflect each companies turnover.
  • Each council will be required to provide free parking for up to 1.5 hours in town centers. This will be done via the P&D ticketing process. Anyone staying beyond that time will be required to pay normal hourly parking rates.
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