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Patriotic Millionaires

Question for Treasury

UIN 141310, tabled on 16 March 2022

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with Patriotic Millionaires UK on raising taxes from its members.

Answered on

21 March 2022

The Government has received representations from Patriotic Millionaires UK and appreciates their continued engagement on this important issue.

The Government is committed to a fair tax system in which those with the most contribute the most. For example, the UK’s progressive Income Tax system means the top 1 per cent of income taxpayers are projected to pay 28 per cent of all Income Tax, and the top 5 per cent are projected to pay 49 per cent in 2021-22.

The UK does not have a wealth tax, but it does have several different taxes on assets and wealth. The UK taxes assets and wealth across many different transactions, including the acquisition, holding, transfer, and the disposal of assets, as well as taxing the income derived from holding assets.

In 2020, The Wealth Tax Commission, which has no connection or link to the Government, found that if considering Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Stamp Duty, and Stamp Duty Land Tax, the UK is among the top of the G7 countries for wealth taxes as a percentage of total wealth.

It is also the case that any individual or private business wishing to make a greater contribution to the Exchequer can make voluntary payments to HMRC. More information about how to do so is available on GOV.UK.

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