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People who pay taxes deserve to see that these have a sound basis. Taxes that have transparent links with the goods, services or activity they are levied for, and are applied fairly, can be tolerated. The prescription charge in England − a tax in all but name − fails these basic criteria.
To infrequent users of prescription medicines, the charge (currently £7.20) may seem reasonable. They and others …