United Kingdom

The Welfare State, that the whole U.K. population is rightly proud of, is being systematically eroded by cutbacks and privatisation ( or 'outsourcing'). It needs to be directly funded by a more graduated form of progressive taxation that significantly increases revenues from people earning over £150,000 per annum as a family and multinational businesses which make their large profits in the U.K.

F.A.I.R. R.A.T.E. = Fundamental Alteration to Inland Revenue to Raise Additional Tax Earnings.

We the undersigned believe that a fundamental principle of improving our Welfare State is to introduce a fairer and more progressive system of taxation in the U.K. which increases our collective tax income.

It is clear to us that countries which are ahead of the U.K. in achieving the desirable aims of improving public services for the collective wellbeing of all citizens, do have much more graduated tax systems. These give a fairer tax bill to individuals and businesses according to their annual income in the country where that is earned and is based primarily on their ability to pay.

We therefore urge the U.K. Government to undertake a systematic review and reform of our tax system taking into account evidence from a range of progressive societies in Scandinavia, Europe, and the rest of the world.

The aim would be to significantly increase the nett tax earnings of the U.K. in order to improve all public services, particularly Health, Education, Social Care, Justice and Transport and to make the nett spending more comparable per capita with countries with a similar economic profile of earnings and a similar shared ethos.

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