8th February 2011
"The U.K. government said Tuesday it was bringing forward an increase in its bank levy to raise an additional £800 million ($1.29 billion) in revenue this year in a move it hopes will help clear the way for an elusive lending and bonus agreement with the financial sector."
Richard Fletcher thinks: "It's not a levy or a tax on banks, it's another indirect tax on us. In the same way the government 'fines' the utility company millions for something or the other. Who pays the fine? This government is just copying Labour's racketeering methods."
Briantist writes:"Poor old George Osborne.