Brits pay average of £5k in “indirect” taxes
A new analysis of government revenues from MetLife calculates that workers in the UK pay an average of £1.25 an hour in tax – of which just 69p is in the form of deductions from wages, with the rest coming in “indirect taxation”, such as VAT, council tax and other duties. The average worker pays £11,000 a year, or around £30 a day, £5,000 of which is in indirect taxes, with the other £6,000 made up of income tax and national insurance. Male workers pay nearly double the direct and indirect tax of their female counterparts, at £14,196 compared to £7,762.
Source: The Daily Telegraph (18/06/2016)