The UK’s taxing is exorbitant. 

For people with an income between £12,501 and £14,585, their income tax is 19%. Anybody earning up to £150,000 forks out a gross 40% for the crown. Woe unto you if you earn just over £150,000 because after the taxman takes his share, less than half is what you’ll see of it. On the site, it says that a critical concept of tax law is the idea of integration.

In April 2020, the workforce was 27.93 million people strong. Additionally, there’re 4.9 million self-employed individuals. The average salary for a permanent employee is £36,611 per annum. The part-time workers’ yearly earnings is an average of £12,495. The latter is still a taxable figure. 

Yes, there’s also the coronavirus, which has increased unemployment by a mere three percent. It’s but a drop in the ocean. Britain has projected for the tax year of 2020/2021, a whopping 208 billion British Pounds from income tax alone. The latter is only a quarter of British tax revenue income (£873 billion) expected for 2020/2021.

Where Do the Taxes Go?

Social Protection

This spending sector is by far the most significant expense of the British government. The current budget has seen a 0.5 billion increase since last year and stands at 273.5 billion GBP.


Amid the Covid uncertainty, the projected figure for the public-funded medical system is £178 billion for 2020/2021. It may grow according to the needs of the health system. 


The education system gets £116 billion, which is a small percentage more than last years’ allocation.

Other (including EU Transactions)

The budget put aside for these endeavors is £58 billion.

Net Debt Interest

The allowance allocated here is £56 billion. Rishi Sunak warned that taxes might rise if the debt continues to increase in the Corona defined economic environment.


Military spending’s first projection was £55 billion; PM Boris Johnson has allocated additional funds to increase this for the next four years. The taxpayers’ money is being redirected from other sources like overseas and international aid to overhaul the military.


Public transport will receive an injection of £44 billion between 2020/2021.

Public Order and Safety

A large percentage of the allowance goes to the police force(£18.5 billion). The full budget granted for this interest is between 34 and 38 billion GBP.

Personal Social Services

The budget set aside here is for war pensions, prison health systems, local reform, and community voices. The amount reserved for these functions is £36 billion.

Housing and Environment

The Covid pandemic has given rise to concerns about homelessness and the onset of cold weather. The intended funding for this is £32 billion but may increase.

Industry, Agriculture, and Employment

The budget allocated to these sectors is £30 billion. Boris Johnson is looking at implementing additional “green jobs,” which might cost more initially.

In Closing

Among other levies, income tax deductions account for all the public services that the average citizen enjoys. It’s crucial to the country’s successful administration, and no modern society would survive without it. You can better understand how to work your taxes by looking online.