COMMENT: Why not... introduce a flat tax?

July 03, 2013 12:30 PM

I wrote for the BBC News website about why we should introduce a proportionate Single Income Tax:

 

Britain's tax code is one of the longest in the world. Tolley's yellow and orange tax handbooks now extend to over 17,000 pages, three times longer than in 1997.

We have a basic rate, a higher rate and an additional rate of income tax, with a different set of rates for dividends and yet another for savings.

And then there's National Insurance

 

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