The Government is asking Britain to vote on where the axe should fall in the next round of public spending cuts, with one option being the abolition of cash altogether.
Over 44,000 cost saving ideas have alredy been submitted to the Treasury's Spending Challenge website in the first stage of the Government's programme to engage Britain in its "tough" spending decisions.
Now the coalition wants the nation to vote on a shortlist of the "best" ideas for scaling back public services.
The Government says the ideas with the most votes will inform part of the autumn Spending Review process, which will set budgets for public services for the next four years.
Voting will be open until 31 August 2010, in order to consider ideas before the Spending Review concludes on 20 October.
A list of the ideas are published on the website.
Visitors to the site will be asked to look through the ideas and rate the ones they think have the most potential.
The Government says this will help it "to identify the best ideas to be taken forward and investigated in further detail".
Ideas waiting for votes include:
- ABOLISH CASH.
- Instead of attacking the poor, disabled, immigrants, children etc, how about we TAX THE RICH MORE.
- Combine NI & Income Tax and abolish tax credits
- National Gold Scrappage Scheme.
- Collect an extra pound in tax from everyone and use it to catch those that don't pay any.
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Report to be written by TPR
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