Top-rate tax pledge not met

“Priority is to achieve a position where all on the national minimum wage are removed from the tax net, 80 per cent of all earners to pay tax at the standard rate.”

10th December, 2005

“Priority is to achieve a position where all on the national minimum wage are removed from the tax net, 80 per cent of all earners to pay tax at the standard rate.”

The Programme for Government 2002-2007 made two pledges in relation to personal taxation. Top marks go to the government following last week's budget, which will result in all minimum wage workers, one-third of the total workforce, being removed from the tax net.

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