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The Poor Pay the Most Tax

The UK tax system is incredibly unfair. The very high levels of indirect taxes, like VAT and the peculiarities of the Council Tax system mean that the poorest 10% of the population pay about 11% more in tax than the rest of the population.

The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

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