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DrugType of SavingLower EstimateUpper EstimateAverageSourceLinkNote
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Cannabis ResinTax Revenue154,471,691606,889,748£380,680,720Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htm£1/gram tax
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Cannabis SkunkTax Revenue187,157,006735,304,101£461,230,554Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htm£2/gram tax
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AmphetamineTax Revenue92,290,000131,288,310£111,789,155Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htm£3/gram tax
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CocaineTax Revenue160,122,368204,652,733£182,387,551Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htm£15/gram tax
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CrackTax Revenue189,570,301759,117,553£474,343,927Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htm£30/gram tax
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HeroinTax Revenue68,894,674355,335,063£212,114,869Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htm£15/gram tax
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LSDTax Revenue20,262,24559,087,697£39,674,971Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htm£1/tab tax
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EcstasyTax Revenue5,202,51310,608,380£7,905,447Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htm£1/tab tax
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http://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htm
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TotalTax Revenue877,970,7992,862,283,586£1,870,127,193Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htm
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VAT from retail sales @ 17.5%153,644,890500,899,628327,272,259Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htmthere seems to be an error in the IDMU calcs here - I've fixed
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New Income Tax1,000,000,0001,000,000,0001,000,000,000Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htm
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Savings 1,500,000,0002,000,000,0001,750,000,000Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htm
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TOTAL3,531,615,6896,363,183,2144,947,399,451Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htm
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New Costs-250,000,000-500,000,000-375,000,000Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htm
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FINAL TOTAL3,281,615,6895,863,183,2144,572,399,451Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htm
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inflation adjustment (10%)3,609,777,2586,449,501,5355,029,639,396Independent Drug Monitoring Unithttp://www.idmu.co.uk/oldsite/taxukdm.htmcalcs were performed in 2004, amounts adjusted by 10%
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CONTEXT
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University funding shortfall 20125,000,000,000my calculationsunder old system, goverment provided 29% of university funding (£4.2bn) a year. Under new system, they will provide just 10%, meaning universities will be funding 64% (£9.3bn) - leaving a £5bn shortfall - paid for by a tuition fees hike2012
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AlcoholGovernment income per year (tax + VAT)9,000,000,000HM Revenue & Customshttp://www.hmrc.gov.uk/research/alcohol-consumption-uk.pdf
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TobaccoGovernment income per year (tax + VAT)10,000,000,000HM Revenue & Customshttp://www.the-tma.org.uk/tma-publications-research/facts-figures/tax-revenue-from-tobacco/2009
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Bailout for Irish Republic7,000,000,000Guardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/nov/15/ireland-bailout-cost-to-britain
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CannabisEnforcment Spending$7.7 bnJeffrey Mironhttp://www.drugscope.org.uk/OneStopCMS/Core/CrawlerResourceServer.aspx?resource=67B6C309-2A04-45E7-9C98-F0395359405F&mode=link&guid=21bff3ca83d24051876a9093b3021618
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CannabisTax at standard levels$2.4 bnJeffrey Mironhttp://www.drugscope.org.uk/OneStopCMS/Core/CrawlerResourceServer.aspx?resource=67B6C309-2A04-45E7-9C98-F0395359405F&mode=link&guid=21bff3ca83d24051876a9093b3021618
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CannabisTax at alcohol/tobacco levels$6.2 bnJeffrey Mironhttp://www.drugscope.org.uk/OneStopCMS/Core/CrawlerResourceServer.aspx?resource=67B6C309-2A04-45E7-9C98-F0395359405F&mode=link&guid=21bff3ca83d24051876a9093b3021618
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CannabisCurrently Lost Taxes$31.1bnhttp://www.drugscience.org/Archive/bcr4/exec_summ.html
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CannabisEnforcement Spending$10.7bnhttp://www.drugscience.org/Archive/bcr4/exec_summ.html
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All drugsTax and Savings$43bnhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/08/drugs-legalise-mexico-california
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