Boris Johnson's tax policies: what would they cost and who would they benefit

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Johnson, Paul; Waters, Tom
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Date of publication
25 June 2019
IFS Briefing Note; BN251
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Employment
Social welfare
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During the conservative leadership election Boris Johnson announced two main tax proposals: to increase the income tax higher rate threshold (HRT) from £50,000 to £80,000, and to raise the point at which people start paying National Insurance contributions (NICs). This IFS briefing provides detailed analysis of these proposals.

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