This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition Change the term 'Income Tax' to 'Social Investment Payment'
This petition calls on the Government to change the term ‘income tax’ to ‘Social Investment Payment’.
We need to change the way we think about income tax. For too long it has been seen as a necessary evil, a portion of our incomes which we part with reluctantly. Rather, paying tax is a good thing. Through it we contribute towards an incredible range of services and facilities which we could never otherwise afford: schools, hospitals, transport systems, sporting facilities, theatres and art galleries, street lighting, parks, community centres – the list goes on.
Now is the time to start changing the way we think about our contribution towards the cost of these services and facilities, and use the term 'Social Investment Payment' rather than 'income tax'.
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