List UK Corporation tax receipts and rates 1987 to 2017

This list compares the history of corporation tax receipts with the applicable corporation tax rates

Do Higher Corporation Tax Rates Increase Receipts?

This historical list of tax receipts from 1987 to 2017 shows the applicable rates of corporation tax and the value of tax collected. On balance this appears to indicate that lower rates of tax generate higher tax revenues.

For example tax year 2017-18, corporation tax receipts of £56.4Bn were 30% greater than 2010-11 (8 years) whereas from 2002-2003 to 2009-10 receipts only increased by 21% despite corporation tax rates being significantly higher during that period.

Brexit and Corporation Tax

Another significant point is that although the Brexit referendum took place very early in tax year 2016-2017, corporation tax receipts increased by 17% on the previous year. The following year they increased again by 10% at a time when the standard rate had fallen to just 19%. These increases were contrary to official predictions prior to the Brexit referendum.
 

Tax Year Starter Rate Small Co. Rate Standard Rate Tax Collected £Bn
1987 - 88 - 27% 35% £14.5
1988 - 89 - 25% 35% £17.3
1989 - 90 - 25% 35% £22.4
1990 - 91 - 25% 34% £22.1
1991 - 92 - 25% 33% £19.3
1992 - 93 - 25% 33% £16.2
1993 - 94 - 25% 33% £15.3
1994 - 95 - 25% 33% £17.7
1995 - 96 - 25% 33% £22.8
1996 - 97 - 24% 33% £27.0
1997 -98 - 21% 31% £30.4
1998 - 99 - 21% 31% £31.2
1999 - 00 10% 20% 30% £32.9
2000 - 01 10% 20% 30% £36.6
2001 - 02 10% 20% 30% £32.7
2002 - 03 0% 19% 30% £29.8
2003 - 04 0% 19% 30% £29.5
2004 - 05 0% 19% 30% £35.6
2005 - 06 0% 19% 30% £43.6
2006 - 07 - 19% 30% £45.7
2007 - 08 - 20% 30% £47.1
2008 - 09 - 21% 28% £41.0
2009 - 10 - 21% 28% £36.2
2010 - 11 - 21% 28% £43.3
2011 - 12 - 20% 26% £42.2
2012 - 13 - 20% 24% £40.4
2013 - 14 - 20% 23% £40.8
2014 - 15 - 20% 21% £42.5
2015 - 16 - - 20% £44.2
2016 - 17 - - 20% £51.5
2017 - 18 - - 19% £56.4


Sources

ONS
HMRC

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