More workers paying top-rate tax

Link: UK tax rate card

Figures from the Inland Revenue have shown that in the last year 3.1 million workers were required to pay the income tax rate of 40% that is imposed on earnings over £34,515 a year.

This is out of a total of 29.4 million income tax payers and the figure represents a rise of over 1 million since Labour came to power in 1997.

A representative from the Inland Revenue told the FT that people were more affluent now than in 1997 and were getting paid more.

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