Call for lower family tax burden15 March 2012
Families in Britain have one of the highest tax burdens in the developed world, according to a report by a Christian charity.
Research for Care analysed the taxation systems of 33 countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and found that in Britain both lone parents and couples on an average wage have the highest financial burden.
The report The Taxation of Families 2010/11, carried out by independent consultants on behalf of the charity, found that single-earner married couples with two children 'fare worst of all' and in comparison with other OECD countries they pay an 85 per cent higher rate of tax than the average.
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