Are you paying too much.
As you may have already gathered I'm interested in the issues of income tax versus benefits. The new link to the right points to a calculator which combines information on an individual family's tax liabilities and entitlements to various benefits. The output displays income tax liability, "main benefit" (DPB, Unemployment, etc), and family assistance entitlements for the current year and for the next three years according to the latest budget. These figures are then compared with what they would be if you had no earnings to calulate the net value (to you) of your earnings and your "effective tax rate".