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Thread #161908   Message #3851569
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
21-Apr-17 - 05:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK General Election
Subject: RE: BS: UK General Election
Dave, I would have thought that low earners would pay a much lower percentage.
The basic costs of living:
Rent/mortgage: Exempt from VAT
Basic foodstuffs: Zero rated
Public transport: Zero rated

The percentage they spend on 'luxuries' (Beer, tobacco etc.) is their own choice. But the basics of life are VAT free.