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UK taxes compared

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  • Find out how much each tax generates
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What's in this guide

UK tax tool: how much government earns

Use our unique tool to find out how much the government earns from the taxes you pay, from income tax and National Insurance to fuel duty.

Main tax revenues

Which? explains the main taxes that generate the most revenue for the government in one simple chart.

How income tax rates have changed

Find out how income tax rates have increased and decreased over the years, including historic rates for tax in a handy graphic.

How VAT rates have changed

VAT was introduced in 1973 and it's paid on almost everything you buy. Learn how this has changed over the years in Which?'s info-graphic.

How personal allowance has changed

Personal allowance is the amount you can keep before paying income tax. Find out how much it has changed in our helpful graph.

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