Should the higher 40% tax band start at 50,000?MoneySaving Poll Results

Souk
Currently, for most in England/Wales/Northern Ireland, you pay annual income tax like this (Scotland is a little different, see our income tax calculator for detailed info):

- Up to 12,500 is your tax-free PERSONAL ALLOWANCE.
- Above 12,500 and up to 50,000, the BASIC 20% tax is taken.
- Above 50,000 and up to 150,000, the HIGHER 40% tax is taken.
- Above 150,000, the TOP 45% tax is taken (and you've lost your personal allowance).

While there's a huge number of variables, if you could only move the 40% rate (41% in Scotland) to be fair to individuals and provide revenue for the nation, which of these is closest to where you'd place it?

Results

I'm female (earning under 50,000) (5747 votes)
Lowered to 30,00054 votes (1%)
Lowered to 40,000210 votes (4%)
Lowered to 45,000216 votes (4%)
Keep it at 50,0001497 votes (26%)
Increased to 55,000367 votes (6%)
Increased to 60,0001282 votes (22%)
Increased to 70,000752 votes (13%)
Increased to 80,000457 votes (8%)
Increased to 90,00045 votes (1%)
Increased to 100,000 or more355 votes (6%)
Scrap 40% tax, charge everyone 20%512 votes (9%)
I'm female (earning 50,000+) (1779 votes)
Lowered to 30,00010 votes (1%)
Lowered to 40,00027 votes (2%)
Lowered to 45,00037 votes (2%)
Keep it at 50,000300 votes (17%)
Increased to 55,00090 votes (5%)
Increased to 60,000352 votes (20%)
Increased to 70,000310 votes (17%)
Increased to 80,000219 votes (12%)
Increased to 90,00025 votes (1%)
Increased to 100,000 or more181 votes (10%)
Scrap 40% tax, charge everyone 20%228 votes (13%)
I'm male (earning under 50,000) (4167 votes)
Lowered to 30,00091 votes (2%)
Lowered to 40,000291 votes (7%)
Lowered to 45,000269 votes (6%)
Keep it at 50,0001316 votes (32%)
Increased to 55,000237 votes (6%)
Increased to 60,000790 votes (19%)
Increased to 70,000326 votes (8%)
Increased to 80,000247 votes (6%)
Increased to 90,00014 votes (0%)
Increased to 100,000 or more171 votes (4%)
Scrap 40% tax, charge everyone 20%415 votes (10%)
I'm male (earning 50,000+) (4201 votes)
Lowered to 30,00032 votes (1%)
Lowered to 40,000105 votes (2%)
Lowered to 45,000107 votes (3%)
Keep it at 50,000700 votes (17%)
Increased to 55,000179 votes (4%)
Increased to 60,000796 votes (19%)
Increased to 70,000583 votes (14%)
Increased to 80,000611 votes (15%)
Increased to 90,00039 votes (1%)
Increased to 100,000 or more381 votes (9%)
Scrap 40% tax, charge everyone 20%668 votes (16%)
I'm non-binary (earning under 50,000) (81 votes)
Lowered to 30,0005 votes (6%)
Lowered to 40,0003 votes (4%)
Lowered to 45,0004 votes (5%)
Keep it at 50,00022 votes (27%)
Increased to 55,0003 votes (4%)
Increased to 60,00014 votes (17%)
Increased to 70,0009 votes (11%)
Increased to 80,0007 votes (9%)
Increased to 90,0000 votes (0%)
Increased to 100,000 or more1 votes (1%)
Scrap 40% tax, charge everyone 20%13 votes (16%)
I'm non-binary (earning 50,000+) (186 votes)
Lowered to 30,0009 votes (5%)
Lowered to 40,00010 votes (5%)
Lowered to 45,00011 votes (6%)
Keep it at 50,00036 votes (19%)
Increased to 55,0008 votes (4%)
Increased to 60,00031 votes (17%)
Increased to 70,00014 votes (8%)
Increased to 80,00011 votes (6%)
Increased to 90,0001 votes (1%)
Increased to 100,000 or more9 votes (5%)
Scrap 40% tax, charge everyone 20%46 votes (25%)

                   16,161 votes received.

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