I don’t like tax, but if we absolutely have to raise some taxes, it’s better if it’s raised in ways that have other benefits.
Fuel taxes reduce pollution and congestion. Tobacco taxation reduces smoking and so forth. Land value taxes increase the assortiveness of the property market. The added benefit is these taxes are extremely unpopular, which limits the amount Government can raise. Now… all we need to do is ban PAYE. Once everyone has to write a cheque for income tax and national insurance, it will be at least as unpopular as fuel duty.