…because nothing says “Government Cares About You” more than a new tax:
Supermarkets are being urged to introduce a new 1p charge to use self-service machines as part of a plan to ‘heal divisions’ blamed on Brexit.
The proposal comes from a cross-party Parliamentary panel on social integration (APPG) which claims £30million could be raised by the scheme to help fund community projects to bring together people from different generations.
But retailers say it would penalise shoppers and effectively be a new tax to use the supermarket.
Read the whole thing to understand what’s going on here.
And do not think for a moment that this couldn’t happen Over Here, because if there’s one thing that’s common to all governments it’s that when their money runs short, there is no limit to their creativity when it comes to generating new revenue streams. Even something stupid like a soda tax.