The UK tax system is unfair and makes it too easy for corporate giants and
the well-off to avoid paying their dues.
75% of the people answering a
YouGov poll conducted
on behalf of the TUC agreed that it was ‘too easy for very rich people to
get out of paying a fair level of tax’
The same view was held by more than half of the countries wealthiest people.
52% of households making more than £100,000 a year took the same line.
69% believed that it was ‘too easy for big companies to get out of paying a
fair level of tax.’
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: ‘An astonishingly large majority
of people think the tax system is unfair and that it is too easy for big
companies and the well-off to get out of paying fair taxes. The public knows
that every pound the rich do not pay has to be made up by ordinary peoples’
taxes or by cuts in public services.’
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