Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Families penalised by the tax system

Briefing. This isn't the first study to state this obvious fact, and it probably won't be the last.

From EVNews.: The Daily Telegraph reports today that married couples in Britian with one partner earning are paying a much higher proportion of tax than families in other western nations, according to a new report to be released on Tuesday by Christian Action, Research and Education (Care). According to the Telegraph the study will reveal that couples with one earning parent, two children and average annual earnings of £30,800, pay 40 per cent more tax in the UK than in other major industrialised nations. Using data published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Care has found that the tax burden on a one-earner married couple with two children earning 75 per cent of the average wage has trebled since the 1960s.

"Among highly developed economies, the UK is almost alone in operating a tax system that ignores spousal obligations," Care said.

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(Source: The Daily Telegraph, 21/01/08)

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen