Well, this might be interesting to explore.
watched the latter stages of a dire VB programme last night, but my attention was piqued somewhat to the questions about the desirability, or not, of a flat tax system.
It would be interesting to hear the views of contributors across the political spectrum on this issue. A bit of rudimentary research (Google!) suggested that the tax take could be greatly enhanced by a flat tax. Would this make it a better system than the one we have at present, where, when I try to recall politicians views on this, such as Leo Varadkar has lauded our current progressive tax system...but is this true?
Would a flat tax system succeed in eliminating the myriad of tax reliefs that I would venture benefit the wealthier members of our society, and if such individuals do indeed benefit from the employ of smart accountants, then do we truly have a progressive tax system at all...that is, by its true definition, one where higher earners pay a greater proportion of their earnings?
The floor is yours, ladies and gentlemen......