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Shock as it's revealed nearly half of Britons pay ZERO income tax

Shock as it's revealed nearly half of Britons pay ZERO income tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

HALF of Britons are paying ZERO income tax meaning the rich are increasingly carrying the burden because of a Tory attempt to be seen as the new workers’ party.

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UK has biggest surplus in seven years on income-tax surge

Income tax receipts rose an annual 6.1 percent to 26.7 billion pounds ($41 billion) in January, with self-assessment surging almost 16 percent, according to data published Friday in London. 

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The top one per cent of earners pay over a quarter of income tax

The top one per cent of earners pay over a quarter of income tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK's top one per cent of earners is now paying more than a quarter of all income tax, according to a new report.

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Article cites findings from the the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies 

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