Budget 2017 – Government hikes National Social Responsibility Levy

Finance Minister Chris Sinckler has announced a significant increase in the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), which was introduced in September last year.

Effective July  1, the NSRL will move from two per cent to ten per cent.

According to Sinckler, this increase will result in “increased revenue of $291 million for a full financial year and $218 million for the remaining nine months of the current fiscal year”.

The NSRL was imposed on goods imported into Barbados and on domestically manufactured goods. The NSRL was designed to finance the burgeoning cost of health care on the island and to assist with maintaining a clean environment.

 

53 Responses to Budget 2017 – Government hikes National Social Responsibility Levy

  1. Nico HL Beckles
    Nico HL Beckles May 30, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    he cah only be a johnny

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  2. Vernon Harris
    Vernon Harris May 30, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Murder!!! WE DEAD NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Colette Felix
    Colette Felix May 30, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Stupsee

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  4. Kym Reigns
    Kym Reigns May 30, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    doing a. bunch a c%^± that’s what!!

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  5. Bobby Gilkes
    Bobby Gilkes May 30, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    So is it fair now to say that vat is 27.5 percent

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    • Beverley Headley
      Beverley Headley May 30, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Correct!!!

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    • Bobby Gilkes
      Bobby Gilkes May 30, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Wooooooooooooooooooooooooow

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    • Haroon Kara
      Haroon Kara May 30, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      It would have been easier if vat was at 27%.this levy taxes everything.even vat free items like flour and salt etc

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    • Haroon Kara
      Haroon Kara May 30, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      It would have been easier if vat was at 27%.this levy taxes everything.even vat free items like flour and salt etc

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    • Kevin Watson
      Kevin Watson May 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      17.5+10+2=29.5

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    • Kevin Watson
      Kevin Watson May 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      17.5+10+2=29.5

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    • Bobby Gilkes
      Bobby Gilkes May 30, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      Kevin Watson i stand corrected sir ….lol

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    • Simon Elias
      Simon Elias May 30, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      17.5+2+8=27.5

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  6. Mhizz Kelly P Forde
    Mhizz Kelly P Forde May 30, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Oh boy ELECTIONS GOING TO BE EPIC. I HOPE BARBADIANS COME OUT AND VOTE. These ppl worst than robin hood.

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    • Kym Reigns
      Kym Reigns May 30, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      I wanna see what the die hard DLP public servants gonna do when they hear about their salary cuts

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    • Sonia Romain
      Sonia Romain May 30, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      Dem supporters ain’t gine do nothing….yuh could poke out they eye and they will still say them can see.

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    • Mhizz Kelly P Forde
      Mhizz Kelly P Forde May 30, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Salary cut I swear umm cut already cawblehhhhhhh kym Kym Reigns don’t hurt my feelings so ya .

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    • Jennifer May 30, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Don’t even bother with robin hood as he was a PILLAR OF STRENGTH FOR THE POOR. Not the RICH.

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  7. Tricia Mondore
    Tricia Mondore May 30, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    How de ass he does look his ass in the flecking mirror. Lord let me live yo see elections

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  8. Matie Siew
    Matie Siew May 30, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    OMG MY FELLOW BARBADIANS we in some serious potter now … Let’s pray for our fellow brothers and sisters who have it hard and its going to get harder .

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  9. Jennifer Giles
    Jennifer Giles May 30, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Still no better deeper hole barbados dead

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  10. Jennifer May 30, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Oh Chris that chariot on the move and the wheels grating on the wall. Swing low sweet chariot…………………………..

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    • Jennifer May 30, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      I really do not know what people would have expected. This is similar to being a pig and hoping not to be made into a ham. The ones in the field who holds the subordinate positions will always be the basin and Poe for the upper-level lot to use. What people need to do is to cut out ALL NEEDLESS spending, and all of them man made stupid holidays like xmas and rubbish. These taxes aka bitter pills will keep coming once the reaction to the stimuli remains the same. REMEMBER A MOSQUITO WILL BITE AND STAY NEAR HIS VICTIM, WAITING FOR THEM TO SETTLE AND THEN BITE AGAIN. This government expects the same trio result, complain, grin and bear. Thereby the spending pattern remains the same.

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  11. Olivia Thornhill
    Olivia Thornhill May 30, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    I love it thanks to the DLP VOTERS HAHAHA MURDAAAA

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  12. Nyron Dottin
    Nyron Dottin May 30, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    We got to force election to come don’t give them to December

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  13. Christine Taylor
    Christine Taylor May 30, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Stinking , Incompetant Thieves!

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  14. Nyron Dottin
    Nyron Dottin May 30, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Food gin go up.

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  15. Earl Crichlow
    Earl Crichlow May 30, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I put the blame on all who voted them back in….thks for more misery..

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  16. Jay Manny
    Jay Manny May 30, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    These F-ing idiots need to go and now

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  17. Kim Smith
    Kim Smith May 30, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Fumble send me a sleeping pill Please, just wanr

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  18. Rayne Waters
    Rayne Waters May 30, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Smh, all this could have been avoided. People wait till the chariot going over the hill now to want to pull it back. Hope the old woman that get wunna riled up in 2013 somewhere smirking. Only God can save us now.

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  19. Diana Cave
    Diana Cave May 30, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    wa loss !! These comments got me laughing . The people said at the last election Dems Now Dems again and now some of them I hear complaining Lol we aint see nothing yet . Don’t you all know the same stupid people would vote them back in again . Don’t get angry that’s what you had wanted.

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  20. Dwayne Jack
    Dwayne Jack May 30, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Lol, who paying that?? Wunna waste , thief n give way all the people money n now taking crap????? To allow y’all to go into 2018 is mass stupidity

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  21. Andy Deodat
    Andy Deodat May 30, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    How is it that we the Barbadian public was fooled to vote these clowns in last election?

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  22. Bobby Gilkes
    Bobby Gilkes May 30, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Dont mind them Chris …. they put you in …..walks away slowly lol

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  23. Paul Rohoman
    Paul Rohoman May 30, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    this is the plain truth, and ur a fool if u dont believe me: people still going to buy the iphone 8, new hair, tickets to the fetes (clothes for it too), and support side chicks. whether the levy is 10% or 20%. just be glad were not greece.

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  24. lime juice May 30, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    This man just made life ten times harder for a people that is poor struggling and fighting to make ends meet everyday in Barbados.

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  25. lime juice May 30, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    This is the man that said in 2013 general election if the BLP win the government and return the VAT to 15% this country will suck salt and now this fcukir got thee country sucking more than salt.

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  26. Smith Maxine
    Smith Maxine May 30, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Hey Chris, How about the folks who owe the government taxes and also the individuals who defaulted on their student loans?

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  27. David Brathwaite May 30, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    This budget will have a seriously negative impact on the cost of living (or should I say cost of dying) in this country. Virtually everything is imported, so the 2% foreign exchange levy will impact the price of everything. The cost of energy flows into the cost of everything else. And the unconscionable increase in the NSRL will also flow through to the prices of everything.

    These measures speak of abject desperation on the part of the government in terms of trying to maintain the level of foreign exchange. This is perhaps the most frightening aspect of these dire budget proposals.

    How fragile our condition must be that such desperate measures would be taken at this time.

    Captain, this ship is sinking!

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  28. Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryan May 30, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I see ppl dropping dead every minute and none of thee MF wont.life just aint fair

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  29. Brian Elias
    Brian Elias May 30, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Doh worry crop over will be sweet. Hahahaha

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  30. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman May 30, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    I would like to say impeach but we is ah parliamentary system. So we getting tax to kingdom come. Tell me why I ain’t hear nah union doing wha Sir Roy did wid Sandi? Tell me why anybody should vote in any parasite that pass dis budget? I waiting to hear de excuses from de theives who gine vote along party lines.

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  31. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn May 30, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    No chance next election.

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  32. Darren Garrett
    Darren Garrett May 30, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    The results of people voting against their own interests, TWICE

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  33. Sherry-ann Mayers
    Sherry-ann Mayers May 30, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    He might like it

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  34. Wendell Kirton
    Wendell Kirton May 30, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Not a five percent called Elections not Vote He out man We dead

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  35. Troy May 30, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Quick Sand all over again

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  36. Kamila Burrowes
    Kamila Burrowes May 30, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Them trying to get all the money them could get cause them know them can’t win next election #demsneveragain

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