poverty premium

  • End poverty premiums


    Neither the tax system nor the market deliver a fair deal for families on low incomes. Analysis shows that poorer consumers get a worse deal across the board. Whether we talk about food, housing, water supply, telecommunications, public transport, financial services, energy or the tax system, families in poverty find themselves paying a premium.

    In the public realm, the poorest families pay the largest proportion of their already low incomes in tax.