Can government fix it

Tax robots equivalent to NES standards.

In the future taxation revenue may be down due to less manual workers and more automated robotics taking over blue collar jobs. Inevitably more people will be out of work and there will be greater dependancy on government services with potentially less revenue coming in from employee PAYE contributions. I propose to offset some of the lost revenue that the government introduce a automation taxed, where robots would be taxed in a similar fashion to humans according to the wage standards of the jobs they have replaced. Productivity will increase but revenue will not be as greatly affected. I’m putting this idea forward for submission as I believe it is critical that we start this conversation sooner rather than later.

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Idea No. 66