Originally Posted by Hulkster
It was only ever a political measure that was never going to generate any significant revenue.
Outrageous that anyone should have to pay 50% tax.
Higher taxes never work anyway. If you're earning a very high salary then you invariably have your accountants find loopholes and tax avoidance schemes so you don't pay as much anyway.
The more you try and make people pay, the more they will find ways not to pay it.
You have to find the right balance so people don't feel the need to try and avoid being taxed in the first place.
Unless you're name is Vodafone of course and then the tax office will just left you off paying a few billion.