I think the scapping of VAT would be a good idea. In terms of the bigger picture. We got along fine when it was less than 5% and on far fewer goods and services. In terms of the bigger picture rather than the revenue it alone brings in, it one of the most negative forms of taxation we could have. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/v/valueaddedtax.asp The rich have had their tax cuts, about time the poorer member of society had their tax break. However the Tory party clearly don't want this so they have got self confessed coke-head Gove to tout it.