"how does that calculate as an increase in any way, shape or form?"
"Because the permie's pre-tax income is a fraction of the contractor's, even accounting for employer-borne costs."
You're going to have to run that one past me again mate, because your response doesn't make sense.
I'm saying that if I'm 'encouraged' to go permie, then HMRC loses out to the tune of over £6k/year, and you say that's an increase to HMRC because the permie job pays less?
You're an idiot.