Replace income tax and nh contributions by a payrolltax

Income taxes and nh contributions are simply a penalty on working and are also highly intrusive placing the worker in an adversarial position to the government !

A payroll tax similar to that in France of around 60% for which the employer alone is responsible would bring in more revenue,and would crush the "black economy" since only the employer would have to declare the payroll and its total amount . If he did not declare an employee  he would be at that person's mercy thereafter since the employee would be committing no offence ,only the employer ! There would be no more tax dodging by working "on the side" since there would be no benefit to the employee to do so ! The "worker would keep every penny he earned;

The system would of course have to be phased in over a period of time and vat on luxury goods would be increased as would high value property taxes so that if the rich made themselves employees they would still have to pay more for what they wanted in order to live their customary  lifestyle.Tax havens and tax dodging would become redundant !

Why is this idea important?

Income taxes and nh contributions are simply a penalty on working and are also highly intrusive placing the worker in an adversarial position to the government !

A payroll tax similar to that in France of around 60% for which the employer alone is responsible would bring in more revenue,and would crush the "black economy" since only the employer would have to declare the payroll and its total amount . If he did not declare an employee  he would be at that person's mercy thereafter since the employee would be committing no offence ,only the employer ! There would be no more tax dodging by working "on the side" since there would be no benefit to the employee to do so ! The "worker would keep every penny he earned;

The system would of course have to be phased in over a period of time and vat on luxury goods would be increased as would high value property taxes so that if the rich made themselves employees they would still have to pay more for what they wanted in order to live their customary  lifestyle.Tax havens and tax dodging would become redundant !

Allow established illegal immigrants a chance to “buy” their citizenship

There are many illegal immigrants who have entered the UK and been living invisibly and working on the black economy because they do not have official documents. I believe there should be an amnesty window, and those who are living underground as it were, could buy their citizenship by paying a very large fine for the illegal entry, which could be spread over some years like the student loan system. As someone with the status of a probationary immigrant, they would be allowed to work legally and contribute to the economy, and also pay a higher tax rate for a while to compensate for the years they could not pay tax, as we have no way of knowing or proving what they earned or how they survived during the time they were invisible.

The probationary citizen period would end when the fine was totally paid off. I would suggest the figure shoudl be around 12-15,000 per person. Once they are working legally, deductions could be made at source at a rate that is deemed managable so they do not suffer hardship, or the fine scheme be too offputting.

Why is this idea important?

There are many illegal immigrants who have entered the UK and been living invisibly and working on the black economy because they do not have official documents. I believe there should be an amnesty window, and those who are living underground as it were, could buy their citizenship by paying a very large fine for the illegal entry, which could be spread over some years like the student loan system. As someone with the status of a probationary immigrant, they would be allowed to work legally and contribute to the economy, and also pay a higher tax rate for a while to compensate for the years they could not pay tax, as we have no way of knowing or proving what they earned or how they survived during the time they were invisible.

The probationary citizen period would end when the fine was totally paid off. I would suggest the figure shoudl be around 12-15,000 per person. Once they are working legally, deductions could be made at source at a rate that is deemed managable so they do not suffer hardship, or the fine scheme be too offputting.