<b>Opinion:</b> Tax, class and stereotypes. By Simon Sweetman
It was of course Leona Helmsley who said "only the little people pay tax". Everybody agrees, of course, but they're not always clear who the little people are. The reaction to the changes in trust law, for instance, will affect "millions of wills", and rising house values will bring "millions" of people into the net for Inheritance Tax.
Try this. Ask a solicitor what he thinks the median wage is in the UK and you'll probably get an answer in the region of £40,000 a year. It's actually close to £21,000.