Fantasy ChancellorMoneySaving Poll Results


Fantasy Chancellor

Poll Started 22 March 2011:

It's budget week, so we'd like to ask which taxes would bear the brunt of the raises if you were standing in George Osborne's shoes?

Please pick at least one, and at most five (note this is far more to gauge attitudes to different taxes than practical revenue-raising choices)


Beer1,233 votes (32 %)
Capital gains tax1,095 votes (29 %)
Cigarettes2,950 votes (78 %)
Corporation tax1,445 votes (38 %)
Fuel ie petrol or diesel327 votes (9 %)
Income tax basic rate 20%146 votes (4 %)
Income tax higher rate 40%471 votes (12 %)
Income tax top rate 50%1,590 votes (42 %)
Inheritance tax484 votes (13 %)
National Insurance rate that employees pay153 votes (4 %)
National Insurance rate that employers pay449 votes (12 %)
Spirits1,618 votes (43 %)
Stamp Duty when buying houses215 votes (6 %)
Tax on unearned income (savings interest, dividends etc)300 votes (8 %)
VAT178 votes (5 %)
Vehicle tax240 votes (6 %)
Wine1,110 votes (29 %)

3,799 people have selected 14,004 options (percentages are the number who voted for that topic of the total people who have voted, so won't add up to 100%).

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.