VAT is a poverty premium hitting the poorest the hardest. We see no need for this tax. It has increased from its initial rate of 8% to 20%. It would be far more efficient and equitable to tax on salary with the emphasis on PAYE
Corresponding Charter Article
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for their health and well-being and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age, or other lack of livelihood.