How do we get the tax take up by getting folks off benefits and increasing wages and salaries without fueling inflation, making us less competitive in our export markets thus resulting in drops in production and exports meaning job losses and higher unemployment.
Never said anything about increasing wages and salaries.
Agreed that the consequence of doing so just increases prices, thus increases the cost of living and thereby fueling inflation.
We need less people on benefits and more people in jobs. This results in more income for government and the need to raise taxes.