UK Tax Burden To Hit Highest Level Since The '60s

The Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts published this week, to accompany Rishi Sunak's 2021 Budget announcement, revealed a number of headline-worthy statistics.

As Statista's Martin Armstrong notesUK borrowing is at the highest rate since World War Two...

Infographic: UK borrowing at highest rate since the Second World War | Statista

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And with this chart, we're taking a look at the UK's tax burden and how it is forecast to hit a level not seen since the 1960s.

Infographic: UK tax burden to hit highest level since the 60s | Statista

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Due to the tax rises announced in the latest Budget, the tax burden forecast has increased from 34 to 35 percent of GDP in 2025-26 and as this chart shows, that will be the highest rate since 1969-70. According to the OBR, "over half of this increase is as a result of a 6 percentage point increase in the corporation tax rate to 25per cent."

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