Who, above the rate of £35k isn’t getting paid using IR35 status? Or whatever it is called now. Minimising your tax obligations is cultural now. The 50p rate serves as little more than a cheap soundbite to advertise us abroad. Or not. Wealth is not contained in wages anymore. Who the fuck gets paid at PAYE at that salary? In reality?
It’s a bollocks debate to distract from the political consensus over the politics of marketisation, financialisation and austerity. With a side order of control and erosion of democracy. Consensus on the preferred narrative fits remarkably well with impartiality guidelines.
NB: Admittedly sample restricted to what I know. May not be representative sample. (THis should always be taken into account with a blog though, Don’t you think? ;-P)