Keith Nuthall
BRITAIN remained an averagely taxed economy compared with its competitor rich nations in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to a new report from this international think-tank. It says that the share of Britain's GDP represented by tax take remained at 37.4 per cent in 2001, the same as in 2000. As such, its taxation was well below that of France (45.4 per cent), Italy (41.8 per cent), but above that of Germany (36.4 per cent), Canada (35.2 per cent) and almost certainly well above those for Japan and the ...

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