Should the higher 40% tax band start at £50,000?

Should the higher 40% tax band start at £50,000?

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 £30,000 54 votes (1%)
Lowered to £40,000 210 votes (4%)
Lowered to £45,000 216 votes (4%)
Keep it at £50,000 1497 votes (26%)
Increased to £55,000 367 votes (6%)
Increased to £60,000 1282 votes (22%)
Increased to £70,000 752 votes (13%)
Increased to £80,000 457 votes (8%)
Increased to £90,000 45 votes (1%)
Increased to £100,000 or more 355 votes (6%)
Scrap 40% tax, charge everyone 20% 512 votes (9%)
I'm female (earning £50,000+) (1779 votes)
Lowered to £30,000 10 votes (1%)
Lowered to £40,000 27 votes (2%)
Lowered to £45,000 37 votes (2%)
Keep it at £50,000 300 votes (17%)
Increased to £55,000 90 votes (5%)
Increased to £60,000 352 votes (20%)
Increased to £70,000 310 votes (17%)
Increased to £80,000 219 votes (12%)
Increased to £90,000 25 votes (1%)
Increased to £100,000 or more 181 votes (10%)
Scrap 40% tax, charge everyone 20% 228 votes (13%)
I'm male (earning under £50,000) (4167 votes)
Lowered to £30,000 91 votes (2%)
Lowered to £40,000 291 votes (7%)
Lowered to £45,000 269 votes (6%)
Keep it at £50,000 1316 votes (32%)
Increased to £55,000 237 votes (6%)
Increased to £60,000 790 votes (19%)
Increased to £70,000 326 votes (8%)
Increased to £80,000 247 votes (6%)
Increased to £90,000 14 votes (0%)
Increased to £100,000 or more 171 votes (4%)
Scrap 40% tax, charge everyone 20% 415 votes (10%)
I'm male (earning £50,000+) (4201 votes)
Lowered to £30,000 32 votes (1%)
Lowered to £40,000 105 votes (2%)
Lowered to £45,000 107 votes (3%)
Keep it at £50,000 700 votes (17%)
Increased to £55,000 179 votes (4%)
Increased to £60,000 796 votes (19%)
Increased to £70,000 583 votes (14%)
Increased to £80,000 611 votes (15%)
Increased to £90,000 39 votes (1%)
Increased to £100,000 or more 381 votes (9%)
Scrap 40% tax, charge everyone 20% 668 votes (16%)
I'm non-binary (earning under £50,000) (81 votes)
Lowered to £30,000 5 votes (6%)
Lowered to £40,000 3 votes (4%)
Lowered to £45,000 4 votes (5%)
Keep it at £50,000 22 votes (27%)
Increased to £55,000 3 votes (4%)
Increased to £60,000 14 votes (17%)
Increased to £70,000 9 votes (11%)
Increased to £80,000 7 votes (9%)
Increased to £90,000 0 votes (0%)
Increased to £100,000 or more 1 votes (1%)
Scrap 40% tax, charge everyone 20% 13 votes (16%)
I'm non-binary (earning £50,000+) (186 votes)
Lowered to £30,000 9 votes (5%)
Lowered to £40,000 10 votes (5%)
Lowered to £45,000 11 votes (6%)
Keep it at £50,000 36 votes (19%)
Increased to £55,000 8 votes (4%)
Increased to £60,000 31 votes (17%)
Increased to £70,000 14 votes (8%)
Increased to £80,000 11 votes (6%)
Increased to £90,000 1 votes (1%)
Increased to £100,000 or more 9 votes (5%)
Scrap 40% tax, charge everyone 20% 46 votes (25%)

                   16,161 votes received.

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