UK Currency, yes we did have pound notes. The coins were introduced because 1) inflation was eroding the value of the pound and 2) coins are better value for small change for a treasury, since they last longer and cost little more to produce. edit
I liked pound notes,bagpuss and blakes 7 but sadly the 70's had to end sometime
UK Income Tax. National Insurance in the UK is also an Income Tax, thus top tax rates rise to 51% (from April), rather than the 40% quoted. Though as I understand it the Massachusetts tax is in addition to federal taxes and so isn't directly comparable to the UK rates. Unfortunately UK citizens seem to be addicted to having 'the Government' do things for them, rather than arrange them themselves - viz Higher Education and Health Care. A large public sector requires a large tax take. US citizens seem to be far more cynical about big government. The reverse seems to be true when considering big corporations.
AnvilThis comment was edited on Mar 11, 08:26.
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