Britain's Higher Taxes Rack Up Giant Treasury Surplus

tax       2001-04-27 
Each year, the UK's right-wing Adam Smith Institute think-tank calculates Tax Freedom Day; that's the day on which an average British tax-payer stops working for the Government and starts working for himself or herself. This year Tax Freedom Day is 10th June - compared with 9th June last year (the 2000 budget added 10 days to the country's tax burden) and 27th May in 1999.