That's the few. Less than one in thirty employed workers earn above Labour's proposed tax band and they live in relative luxury to the rest of the country. It's more than three times the national average wage and still more than double the average wage in London.
There are only five jobs in the UK where the median person earns 80k or more: Chief execs, stockbrokers, pilots and flight engineers, marketing/sales directors and insurance brokers.
Hardly people on the brink.
I don't personally care about it, I would raise it too simply to lower the deficit and have more programs but each to their own. I would however also increase the tax band thresholds. I'd also start tapering off the personal allowance far earlier than the current deal.