The Cost of Collecting Tax

May 20, 2012 9:00 AM

Since 1958 and for over half a century, there has been no significant reduction in the costs of raising each pound of tax in Britain. This is despite decades of technological progress and dramatic improvements in productivity in the wider economy.

There are serious concerns that the complexity of Britain’s taxes imposes substantial costs on families and businesses, but it is also expensive for the Government. 

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