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Figures released today show that a typical family with one earner on £40,000 a year paid a little over a third of its income in tax in 1997. Today it pays as much as a half.
Yet Mr Brown has strained every sinew to ensure that headline tax rates have not risen, just as he siphons off revenue in a hundred sneaky ways. The deep dishonesty of this strategy has been compounded by a deliberate blind eye turned to rising house prices and wages. Thresholds have not risen, with the result that stamp duty revenue has risen eightfold while receipts from capital gains tax, inheritance tax and National Insurance have all doubled.

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