Abolish National Insurance

October 21, 2011 1:06 AM

National Insurance is almost indistinguishable from Income Tax in its function of raising revenue for the Government and in the way it affects incentives for employees. 

Despite performing essentially the same task, it operates in a different manner which adds unnecessary and expensive complexity. Reforming National Insurance to align it with Income Tax would cut costs, reduce complexity and improve transparency. But it would also highlight the absurdity of maintaining both systems.

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