How do other countries raise more in tax than the UK

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Conte, Maddalena; Miller, Helen; Pope, Thomas
Publisher
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Date of publication
19 July 2019
Subject(s)
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Older Adults
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The UK raised 35% of national income in tax in 2018–19. This report shows that tax as a share of national income has fluctuated between around 30% and 35% of national income since the end of the second world war and been rising since the early 1990s. Tax revenues are now higher as a share of national income than at any point since the late 1960s.

An ageing society is increasing pressure on health, social care and pension systems such that maintaining the same quality and scope of public services in the future will likely require higher taxes as a share of national income.

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