Basic rate limit and personal allowance

Part of Finance (No. 3) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:15 pm on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford Conservative, Chelmsford 6:15 pm, 19th November 2018

Does my hon. Friend agree that for every £1 those on low income pay in tax, £4 of public spending goes towards them, whereas for those on higher income, for every £5 they pay in tax they receive only £1 back in public spending, and that is because we are a fair society, which means that well-off people contribute to helping those on lower incomes?