2014/15 – the income tax gender gap increased AGAIN… to £75,500,000,000

Four years ago AVfM published my piece titled, ‘He who pays the piper, calls the tune. Or does he?’ It was an analysis following the discovery that in the 2010/11 tax year, men paid £108.0 billion of the government’s £151.6 billion income tax receipts (71.2%), while women paid just £43.6 billion (28.8%). The income tax gender gap that year was £64.4 billion. We’ve been following the issue ever since.

The state’s numerous assaults on the human rights of men and boys, as outlined in our 2015 general election manifesto, happen despite men paying the majority of income tax collected in the country. Income tax is the largest single source of government tax revenue.

The income tax gender gap increased in each of the three years following the 2010/11 tax year.

So, what of the latest year for which we have gendered data, 2014/15? The relevant Table from the ONS is here. It shows that in the 2014/15 tax year, men paid £121.0 billion of the government’s £167.0 billion income tax receipts (72.5%), while women paid £45.5 billion (27.2%). The figures don’t add up to exactly 100% because of some crude rounding in the income tax receipts, leading to a discrepancy of £500 million. The bottom line? In 2014/15 men paid £75.5 billion more income tax than women, a new record.

The data for 2014/15 also gives an insight into the average income tax paid by tax-paying men and women:

  • 17.6 million men paid £121.0 billion, an average of £6,875
  • 13.1 million women paid £45.5 billion, an average of £3,473, barely half (50.5%) that paid by male taxpayers

Of course if we look at men and women as classes, rather than men and women as taxpayers, the relative contributions of men will be considerably higher, despite the fact that male unemployment has long been higher than female unemployment, and government initiatives to ‘support’ women into employment (often into male-typical lines, e.g. engineering, on which £30 milion of taxpayers’ money is being wasted).

The ‘Conservative’ government’s policy direction of driving women into more paid employment, which leads to a great deal of unhappiness among women and children, poorer outcomes for children, and higher unemployment among men – the latter point demonstrated by Belinda Brown in a paper in 2013, here – has been a failure even in terms of income tax generation. Women paid £43.6 billion in 2010/11, and £45.5 billion in 2014/15. The relative figures for men are £108 billion and £121.0 billion.

Year after year, the income tax gender gap increases.

In the space of just four years – from 2010/11 to 2014/15 – the income tax gender gap increased from £64.4 billion to £75.5 billion, an increase of 17.2%.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • This article confirms the position of the MGTOW ghosts of working as little as possible “on the books” and therefore slowly starving the beast. In an insane world being right will get one labelled as crazy. But statistics don’t lie. Who is right and who is crazy? The crossroads is coming and all men will soon be forced to either acknowledge their slavery to themselves and accept it like good little sheep or opt for freedom as God, the Constitution, and the Magna Carta promised. MGTOW forever.

    • The article confirms that men working ‘on the books’ are contributing ever more to propping up the system.

      • The “on the books” crowd are the beta male herd the predators (women and government) prey upon. Alpha males are, and have always been “off the books”. The predators know the beta herd is so scared for their individual safety they will never band together, for if they did the predators would be powerless against their numbers.

        The predators pubically pick off individuals thereby scaring the bejesus out of the rest of the herd. Look at what lions do to a herd of wildebeest who will not band together. Look at at what water buffalo do to lions when they band together. Beta males are wildebeest and will not change. The predators will not change.

        It is only going to get worse. Open your wallet to pay for your own chains. Fools cannot be saved from themselves. God bless MGTOW. Keep up the good work, Mike. Wake up as many as you can.

  • And as the Fawcett society loudly pointed out the main recipients of tax funding are women. After the flurry of “the cuts are a feminist issue” its went a bit quieter. I could be hoping too much to assume that the good ladies of the Fawcett and other groups began to realise that it may be an own goal to make so explicit the extent of the benefits to women

  • Interesting data.

    Doubtless the feminists will use the tax gap as evidence of a “completely unjust” pay gap



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