Policy in Practice were featured in the Daily Telegraph and the Spectator this weekend, in an article looking at the marginal tax rates faced by the people on James Turner Street, made famous in the Channel 4 Documentary ‘Benefits Street’.
The Telegraph article argues that some of the people on the street are behaving rationally in deciding not to work, and that this supports the case for welfare reform – arguing for lower marginal tax rates under Universal Credit. The article can be found here.
- If Dee landed a £23,000-a-year job, she;d be just £5,975 better off than if she’d spent the year watching TV.
- Universal Credit would lower the top effective tax rate to 76%