The world of tax is always changing. In fact, in the UK it’s come quite a long way. From its very first mention under the reign of King Æthelberht, through poll tax and window tax, and finally to Making Tax Digital, British taxation has a surprisingly rich history.

Our infographic traces UK tax back to its humble beginnings – starting from the sixth century, all the way up to today.

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But for now, here’s a glimpse into the past 1500 years of British tax.

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24th January 2019
The 83% top rate was
The 83% top rate was increased by the 15% surcharge on investment income to 98% !

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