Middle classes LIKE paying 40p tax rate because they feel they are joining the aspirational classes and are a success.
So says Gideon Osborne, anyway.
Those that are new to the middle classes might like the sense of status it brings, but if paying less tax were an option i'm quite sure a lot of them would be happy to give it up. Regardless of how true it is, a rather silly thing for Gids to say politically.
I know this only affects a few of us on here, but thought it might be of interest.