Should high earners pay 50% tax?MoneySaving Poll Results

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Poll Started 27 April 2009:

Should high earners pay 50% tax?

Last week in the budget, the Chancellor announced from next April thereís a new 50p per pound rate for those earning over £150,000. Plus high earners will lose the tax-free personal allowance and higher rate pension tax relief.

Arguments for include. The govt needs the money. Those who can afford it should pay.
Arguments against include. Worries it wonít raise revenue due to avoidance, a brain drain, or discouraging enterprise.

Which of these is nearest your view?

Results

A. Iím NOT a high earner (<150k). It should be more than 50%.1,192 votes (10 %)
B. Iím NOT a high earner (<150k). 50% is fine.4,960 votes (40 %)
C. Iím NOT a high earner (<150k). 50% is too high.5,713 votes (46 %)
D. Iím a high earner (>150k). It should be more than 50%.77 votes (1 %)
E. Iím a high earner (>150k). 50% is fine.143 votes (1 %)
F. Iím a high earner (>150k). 50% is too high.298 votes (2 %)

                   12,383 votes received.

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