In the 2009-10 tax year, more than 16,000 people declared an annual income of more than £1 million to HM Revenue and Customs.
This number fell to just 6,000 after Gordon Brown introduced the new 50p top rate of income tax shortly before the last general election.
It is believed that rich Britons moved abroad or took steps to avoid paying the new levy by reducing their taxable incomes.
George Osborne, the Chancellor, announced in the Budget earlier this year that the 50p top rate will be reduced to 45p from next April.
Last night, Harriet Baldwin, the Conservative MP who uncovered the latest figures, said: “Labour’s ideological tax hike led to a tax cull of millionaires.
Far from raising funds, it actually cost the UK £7 billion in lost tax revenue.
These people’s stupidity amazes me. They just now realize that the people they wanted to suck dry might actually move to protect their future? Gee, I guess they might make up a law where people can’t leave once taxes are raised so everyone gets leeched in the future. And to think these are the policy makers of your country Briton. Wow. I bet those people that left will rush back now that you dropped the tax from 50 p to 45 p. Not! Morons.
Look at how much people loved to be taxed in Briton.