Article by Richard Wellings on ConservativeHome
Gordon Brown’s years of tinkering have introduced more and more complexity. The UK now has the longest tax code in Europe. A new Institute of Economic Affairs study, Taxation and Red Tape, reveals that there are 8,300 pages of primary tax legislation in Britain, compared with 1,700 in Germany and 1,300 in France. Indeed, we probably have the longest tax code in the world outside India – which is, of course, notorious for its bureaucracy. The average Finance Act since 2000 has been three times as long as the average Finance Act in the 1980s – a damning indictment of New Labour’s record.
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