Your employer hands your paycheck the government and they dole out your stipend.
Double meanings for dole and poor intentional, obviously.
It has the brutal honesty of redistributive statist: there's no such thing as private property, wealth, or commerce. There is no private sphere, there is nothing beyond the reach of governance. Anything that appears to be privately owned is merely an illusion granted via the state's grace.
Oh and you can bet that the English subjects will still have to pay their various sales taxes and VATs. It wouldn't be fair otherwise.
But Joanna notes a problem with this idea:
On a more serious note, such a scheme would, structurally speaking, put every last wage-earner on the dole. And -- human nature being what it is -- why bother working if you get paid either way? It's yet another move toward keeping the populace complacent and docile by making the fight too hard for all but the truest believers.
Clearly there's a solution to this, an employment mandate. A goverment board will deem if someone has permision to not work, those people will get public assitance until they are able to work.
The rest will have to work as part of their duty of supporting the state, and the workers will be happy knowing they're guaranteed a job and state support.
Hmm... this somehow sounds familiar.