Chancellor of the Exchequer and Prime Minister-in-waiting Gordon Brown is facing calls for his resignation following a research bulletin released by The Taxpayers Federation of Great Britain.
Their latest research into the direct, indirect and stealth tax conundrum has revealed how much of our income actually goes in tax.
TFGB Chairman Winifred Prentice says that previous analysis has failed to take full account of motoring fines, green taxes, congestion charges, income tax, National Insurance, alcohol duty, insurance premium tax, tobacco duty, airport tax, carbon tax, VAT, council tax, commercial rates, road tax, stamp duty, import tax, road tolls, and inheritance tax.
Their findings reveal that for every £1 earned the average worker is now paying national and local government £1.75.
In a press conference yesterday Ms Prentice told "The Spoof" "I think this explains why UK personal debt has reached over £1 trillion and debt judgements have hit an all time high".