What the UK Government says on a flat tax

The Government is proposing to impose a flat rate of 20 per cent on income above £100,000.

But how much of that would go towards the new tax?

What are the taxes that would need to be introduced?

What would a rate of 15 per cent for the highest earners look like?

And what would a 25 per cent rate look like for the lowest earners?

These are the questions that the Government will be asking on Monday in a speech in Westminster. 

The Budget is expected to be released in the coming weeks, but the Budget is also a key part of the Government’s reform plan. 

So what will the Government do?

The Government wants to tax the very highest earners, as well as everyone else in the country. 

But a flat-rate tax isn’t a straight-forward way to tax income, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies. 

“A flat rate tax means that the tax rate of all income, regardless of how high, is the same,” says the think tank. 

And while there are a number of possible ways of raising revenue, the most obvious is to raise more revenue by levying a flat 50 per cent tax rate on the value of property, as the Government has proposed. 

There are also many ways of levying an additional rate on income that are more complicated. 

However, as we have already seen with the National Insurance Contributions (NICs) system, the government can’t just raise more money by taxing the very rich. 

This means the Government needs to think about other ways of taxing income that don’t involve the levy of a flat 25 per, say 50 per, or 25 per 50. 

A flat 50% rate of income tax would be one of these, says Professor Paul Johnson, director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. 

He told BBC News that the basic idea behind a flat income tax was that people earn a larger share of their income in capital, so it would be less fair for them to pay more in tax than they would if they received a lower rate. 

Professor Johnson said that there was a case for a flat 15 per, which he thinks would be fair. 

It would be unfair for a person earning £50,000 to pay 20 per, for example, or a person making £75,000 a year to pay 50 per. 

According to the Resolution Foundation, the average person earning the same amount of money would pay £40 a week more in taxes than they do now. 

One way of raising more money through a flat, Prof Johnson said, is to impose an additional tax rate, which is what the Government is considering. 

That would mean that a person in their 40s earning £70,000 would pay 5 per cent more, on average, in taxes. 

Prof Johnson said there was “a fair argument” that a flat 20 per per, would be a fair amount of tax, but he added: “It’s a little bit of a grey area”. 

Prof Williams, an economist at the University of Stirling, said a flat 30 per cent could be fair, given that it would only apply to those earning more than £90,000, and there was also some evidence that people earning more in real terms might pay less in tax, depending on the size of their families. 

Dr James Taylor, professor of economics at the LSE, said the Government was “in the process of exploring other options” for raising more revenue through a rate. 

 “It’s fair to say that a 20 per will be fair to the poorest in society, given the marginal tax rate would be much higher,” he said. 

Other economists think a higher rate of 35 per cent or 45 per cent would be more appropriate, or that a lower amount of 15 to 25 per could be appropriate. 

As Professor Taylor explained, the Government hasn’t decided what to do with the current NICS system, which uses a combination of the National Minimum Wage and the Personal Independence Payment. 

If you are earning £150,000 or more, and you are living in a property worth more than a third of your annual income, the tax you pay will be capped at £2,000 per week. 

Then, you are entitled to pay tax on the difference. 

What is the Government planning to do about the housing crisis? 

In the Budget, the Treasury said it was planning to introduce a housing benefit of up to £250 per week for some claimants, to be paid to all claimants who are currently in receipt of Housing Benefit. 

To be eligible for the benefit, claimants must have an average monthly income of £130,000 and have lived in their home for at least two years. 

Housing Benefit would be available for all claimants, regardless whether they are in receipt or not. 

Some critics, however, say that the plan is too expensive. 

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, for instance, has called for a cap on the housing benefit, and has

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