Re: Pay your tax like everyone else
@Simon Watson, it's hard to have sympathy with people who don't have a guaranteed job and who ask high amounts to cover the times when they are looking for the next contact isn't it. Employees know that their job is relatively safe and even if they loose their job they have certain rights like redundancy and notice periods. Contractors have none of that and that's why businesses pay high rates - because they know they can get rid of them at the drop of a hat.
As for paying tax, the rule is pay as little as possible. All paying tax does is allow the state to get big and fat and it'll keep on asking for more and more. Keep the state small and lean.
What's a fair share anyway? 10% or 90%?
PS. You do know that if you're not happy with the level of tax you're paying that you can send extra amounts direct to the Tresasury. I'm sure that you'd be happy to do so otherwise I could accuse you of not paying your fair share of tax.