A few months before the general election, a (male) Conservative minister boasted that there were record numbers of women in paid employment in the UK. So women must be paying an increasing proportion of the income taxes collected by the government, right? A return to taxpayers for decades of financing social engineering exercises aimed at replacing men (who have long been the majority of unemployed people) with women in the workplace? Er, no.
In March 2013 AVfM published one of my pieces, He who pays the piper, calls the tune… or does he?. I linked to government statistics showing that in the 2010/11 tax year, men had paid 72% of the income tax collected by the government, women 28%. Men had paid more than £64 BILLION more in income tax than women that year.
In 2011/12 the differential rose to £68 billion – here.
I’ve just checked out the government statistics on 2012/13. Quelle surprise, the tax gender gap increased again, to £69 billion. The key figures:
17.7 million men paid £113 billion (average £6,531 each) – 72% of the total.
13.3 million women paid £44 billion (average £3,308 each) – 28% of the total.
Not only did 4.4 million fewer women than men pay income tax, but the average female taxpayer paid little more than half the income tax paid by the average male taxpayer (£3,308 v £6,531). Hmm, why haven’t we heard feminists whining about this gender gap?