The coalition government has outlined its latest initiative to reduce the deficit by introducing a tax on good-looking people.
Treasury economists have outlined a formula to define 'beauty' and those who are judged to meet the criteria will begin paying the tax in 2011.
However, critics have already blasted the government, stating that 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'.
At a Downing Street news conference, Prime Minister David Cameron said: 'Britain's hot people have had it too good for too long.
'They get into clubs for free, they have drinks bought for them and they get jobs they are not qualified for.
'But I say this - it's time for these people to earn their keep. For every drink they have bought for them, for every reality TV show they go on and every modelling job they get in the local hair salon, they will pay a tax and contribute.'
Early proposals say that good-looking people will be rated somewhere between 1 and 10, with the tax rising the hotter they are.
But opposition politicians have criticised the government and have pointed out that ministers will will be exempt from the tax.
Tony Pringle, a backbench Labour MP, said: 'Look, we all know that we should fancy Samantha Cameron but there's just something about her that just turns you off.
'And look at Nick Clegg's wife - she has the whole Spanish thing going for her but a glamour model she is not.
'Don't get me started on Cameron and Clegg themselves; they both have faces like melted cheese and then there's Vince Cable - good God.
'It's joke, they will never have to pay this tax while hundreds of airhead blondes up and down the country will be taxed for something they can't hope to understand.'
On hearing the news, model Katie Price said she would contest the new tax in the courts. However, a Treasury representative moved to reassure Ms Price that the tax will not affect her.