Taxes on living need reform, not income tax

Michelle McGagh

A think-tank has accused the government of forgetting about the middle classes in its bid to rid the poor of an income tax burden but while we argue about wage slips the real problem is being left unchecked.

Getting a few pounds extra in your pay packet each month is nothing to be sniffed at, and for arrogant to think it doesn't matter at all. However, I think the government has done a wonderful job of getting ministers and therefore the public to squabble over income tax and personal allowances to distract from the real concern: the cost of living.