The first is that 19.3% of all people who are at work in the UK don’t pay tax.
How often has he told us that income taxes are not the only taxes?
More importantly, saying this is good news ignores the simple fact that this means that many of the people in question are almost certainly living in conditions of considerable hardship.
How many are in shared households?
And this is what is really significant about this data: near enough one in six UK employees and more than one in four of the UK’s self-employed people do not pay tax because they don’t earn a figure that is itself only, near enough, just 75% of the UK minimum wage.
You mean full year full time minimum wage. Which for part timers isn’t the point at all, is it?
And there are 8.5 million people working part time in the UK today….as against the 6 million economically active and not paying tax according to Snippa’s spreadsheet.
Who wants to bet that’s where the difference is?