Labour target Premier League for billion tax windfall

28 November 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn poses for a selfie with a WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) campaigner in Renishaw on November 25, 2019 in Derbyshire, England

Total additional tax bill under five year Parliament could rise to £1billion.

Premier Players face annual average tax hikes of £349,637 under Labour government.

Proposed plans buck trend set by Italy and Spain.

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

Analysis by offthepitch.com shows plans to raise income tax for high earners by a Labour government could cost Premier League footballers an additional billion pounds in tax contributions over the duration of a five year Parliament.

Jeremy Corbyn launched the Labour manifesto in Birmingham last Wednesday with a pledge to introduce higher tax bands for those earning above £80,000 and £125,000.

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