#UK Majority of Britons are happy to pay more tax to boost health and education, new major report says #UKnews

#UK Majority of Britons are happy to pay more tax to boost health and education, new major report says #UKnews

#UK Majority of Britons are happy to pay more tax to boost health and schooling, new major report says #UKnews

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Majority of Britons are happy to pay more tax to boost spending on health and schooling, new major report says

  • Survey finds 52 per cent of these polled backed increased taxes & public spending
  • Findings come as Prime Minister Liz Truss presses forward with sweeping tax cuts
  • Almost half assume the Government ought to take from richest to give to the poorest 

Most Britons consider the Government ought to elevate taxes and spend more on health, schooling and welfare, says a major report out at present.

The long-running British Social Attitudes survey discovered 52 per cent of these polled backed increased taxes and public spending, up from 50 per cent in 2020.

Close to half (49 per cent) assume the Government ought to take from the richest to give to the poorest, up sharply on current years, whereas 51 per cent have been keen to pay increased taxes to fund improved healthcare. 

The long-running British Social Attitudes survey found 52 per cent of those polled backed higher taxes and public spending, up from 50 per cent in 2020

The long-running British Social Attitudes survey discovered 52 per cent of these polled backed increased taxes and public spending, up from 50 per cent in 2020

Even 46 per cent of Tory voters have been in favour of an even bigger state, with simply 7 per cent in opposition to, in accordance to the survey carried out final autumn by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). In earlier a long time the general public reacted to increased public spending by calling for decrease taxes.

The findings come as new Prime Minister Liz Truss presses forward with sweeping tax cuts to boost financial development.

Gillian Prior, of NatCen, mentioned: ‘Our annual survey suggests the public faces the cost of living crisis with as much appetite for increased government spending as it had during the pandemic.’

People have been ‘more willing than a decade ago for government to redistribute income from the better off to the less well off’.

Close to half (49 per cent) think the Government should take from the richest to give to the poorest, up sharply on recent years, while 51 per cent were willing to pay higher taxes to fund improved healthcare

Close to half (49 per cent) assume the Government ought to take from the richest to give to the poorest, up sharply on current years, whereas 51 per cent have been keen to pay increased taxes to fund improved healthcare

Many of the 6,250 adults interviewed for the thirty ninth annual social attitudes survey have been dissatisfied with the NHS. 

One in 4 mentioned they didn’t get therapy they wanted within the earlier yr as a result of of lengthy ready lists and two thirds mentioned it took too lengthy to get an appointment. Three quarters believed NHS companies must be free.

There was additionally a rising demand for electoral reform. For the primary time because the query was initially requested in 1983, more individuals needed to introduce proportional illustration (51 per cent) than hold the first-past-the-post system (44 per cent).

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