Friday, 20 February 2015
Graph of the week - Tax Revenues by Country
So we went to the OECD website, found some data for 2013, downloaded it, and then did a graph.
The graph above shows the tax revenue in dollars per capita. The UK is highlighted in blue. It shows that relative to other countries the per capita tax revenue is low. The graph shows that comparatively speaking the UK is not a high tax country in terms of tax revenue. So it's no wonder we are seeing such savage cuts to public services.
It is not possible to say conclusively that this because of tax avoidance and evasion, but it does leave you wondering.....