Current: Calling out the tax burden

We firmly believe Brits pay too much tax. Lower rates of tax always put more money in your pocket and they kick-start the economy, making the system fairer by creating more jobs and prosperity for everyone. Too often we talk about public spending with no reference to the level of tax burden used to pay for it. 

Politicians, journalists and economists everywhere have picked up on our unique research on the size of the UK tax burden. In July 2018, we pointed out that it had reached a 49-year high.

After the 2018 Budget, we updated our research to show that the tax burden was increasing even further. It has been picked up by senior politicians and national newspapers, including on the front page. 

The research was updated again when the tax burden officially hit a 50-year high in 2019, and we also published a briefing note on post-war tax burdens by prime minister ahead of the December 2019 general election.  

Our findings have become the go-to statistic for the level of tax in the UK, and continue to support all of our campaigns in calling out the high taxes Brits pay and the urgent need for taxes to be cut.  

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