Are those sleigh bells I hear? No it"s a phone call from work: Half of us expect Christmas to be interrupted

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How Britain"s high sales tax "holds back economic recovery"

How Britain's high sales tax 'holds back economic recovery'British shoppers face one of the highest levels of sales tax in the worldAverage sales tax is 15.97%, higher than European average of 15.5%Among Western nations, only Netherlands had higher sales tax at 18.18% | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 11 December 2012 Shoppers in Britain face one of the highest levels of sales tax and duty in the world, a study has revealed.