Caine set to quit UK over tax hike

Veteran actor Michael Caine has threatened to quit his native Britain if the government implements another tax rise.

The Alfie star is fuming after UK politicians announced on Wednesday new plans to raise income tax to 50% for those who earn more than £150,000 a year.

And the proposals have infuriated Caine, who has pledged to move to America if British taxes are raised again.

He says: "The government has taken tax up to 50% and if it goes up to 51, I will be back in America. I will not pay the government more than I get. No way, ever.

"They've reached their limit with me, and that's what will happen to a lot of people. We've got three and a half million layabouts laying about on benefits, I'm 76, getting up at 6am to go to work to keep them.

"Let's get everybody back to work so we can save a couple of billion and cut tax, not sticking it on."

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