TPA claims increasing tax burden for poor people
The tax bill for low-income households has increased by 13 per cent over the past year, it has been claimed.
Research from the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) shows that the average lifetime amount of tax paid by poor families has risen from £233,000 to £264,000.
The average household has also experienced a six per cent increase in costs, with taxes rising from £631,000 to £668,000.
Commenting on the findings, TPA research director Corin Taylor said: "The government say they sympathise with the plight of ordinary people, but they don't seem to care about the massive tax burden that people have to pay throughout their lives.
"People are struggling to make ends meet, and if the government genuinely wants to help them they must cut taxes."
TPA also found that 64 per cent of people believe that ministers are "taxing and spending" too much - while three in four also say that the government is using environmental concerns as a way of boosting "green" taxes.