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British tax rates

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There was a question about how much British people pay in tax. This page has figures for average families. It suggests (2002 figures, unfortunately) that an average family has £24,400 left in disposable income on an income of £33,000. That's a tax rate of about 26%.


Council tax (local tax) on a 3 bedroomed house is around £1500 per annum around here.


VAT is payable at 20%, but many essentials (most food, children's clothes, books, public transport, health services, sports and cultural events, education) are exempted.


One major extra tax (compared to the US) is tax on car fuel. Most people drive smaller cars and on average use public transport more.



Edited by Laura Corin
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