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Britain’s Poor Are Paying Higher Taxes Under Brown

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Britain’s poor are paying higher taxes under Brown

http://thebusinessonline.com/Stories.aspx?...2E-D07EB5AA1CEE

By Allister Heath

03 September 2006

BRITAIN’S poorest households are paying a higher share of the total tax burden and getting a lower share of government benefits than before Labour came to power, a devastating analysis will reveal on Monday.

In 1996-97, the year before Gordon Brown became Chancellor, the poorest fifth of households paid 6.8% of the total tax take, according to official statistics. This had risen to 6.9% in 2004-05, while their share of benefits had fallen from 28.1% to 27.1% over the same period.

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Britain's poor are paying higher taxes under Brown

http://thebusinessonline.com/Stories.aspx?...2E-D07EB5AA1CEE

By Allister Heath

03 September 2006

BRITAIN'S poorest households are paying a higher share of the total tax burden and getting a lower share of government benefits than before Labour came to power, a devastating analysis will reveal on Monday.

In 1996-97, the year before Gordon Brown became Chancellor, the poorest fifth of households paid 6.8% of the total tax take, according to official statistics. This had risen to 6.9% in 2004-05, while their share of benefits had fallen from 28.1% to 27.1% over the same period.

Devastating? A 0.1% increase? I think we might have uncovered RealistBear's true identity... :ph34r:

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Britain’s poor are paying higher taxes under Brown

http://thebusinessonline.com/Stories.aspx?...2E-D07EB5AA1CEE

By Allister Heath

03 September 2006

BRITAIN’S poorest households are paying a higher share of the total tax burden and getting a lower share of government benefits than before Labour came to power, a devastating analysis will reveal on Monday.

In 1996-97, the year before Gordon Brown became Chancellor, the poorest fifth of households paid 6.8% of the total tax take, according to official statistics. This had risen to 6.9% in 2004-05, while their share of benefits had fallen from 28.1% to 27.1% over the same period.

It's a good job we don't have a socialist government or this kind of thing would be embarassing. No, wait.. :blink:

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