Tax system successfully helping poor says ONS
Office for National Statistics figures show that tax system is redistributing wealth
Figures released by the ONS showed that top-earning households earned £68,700
a year on average in 2005/2006, while the lowest tier brought 16 times less a
year with earnings of £4,230.
After taxes had been levied, however, the gap narrowed with the tip strata
earning £49,300 and the lowest group taking in £13,500.
Critics, however, said that under Gordon Brown the tax system had become