New Research shows the poor hardest hit by taxes, but the richest paying more than their “fair share”

Section: Members Highlights
22 December 2014 | Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA) / United Kingdom
United Kingdom

New analysis by the TaxPayers’ Alliance suggests that Britain’s tax system is neither progressive nor balanced across different income groups.

TaxPayers’ Alliance analysis shows the families on the lowest incomes pay a higher percentage of their gross income in tax than any other income group,and any increase in VAT would only make the situation worse.

However, the top 10 per cent of earners pay an average of £30,023 more in tax than they receive in state benefits or services