Posts Tagged ‘50% tax rate’

50% tax rate – absolutely in line with other countries

by Jon Lansman.

Declan Gaffney’s article on Left Foot Forward clearly explains how the 50p tax rate is in fact entirely in keeping with the marginal rates of tax for high earners in comparable countries. He brilliantly explains why the 20 economists are wrong to claim in the FT earlier in the week: that Britain’s 50p income tax […]

50% Tax rates: what the public think

by Jon Lansman.

Last weekend’s YouGov poll for the Sunday Times reveals what the public think of the 50 tax rate. And readers will be encouraged that roughly half the population — across the voters of all three main parties — think the top rate is about right (although younger people and Londoners are less likely to think […]

Keep kicking the “undeserving rich” – the message is getting through

by Jon Lansman.

According to the Spectator, politicians on all sides are increasingly concerned about the “undeserving rich”. It seems they are posing “a particular problem for David Cameron”, which makes it “imperative that Cameron takes on this group” or “public revulsion” will drive the country to the Left. The Tories have a pretty hazy idea exactly who […]

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