Tax for our times: how the left can reinvent taxation

Event starts:

Wednesday 9 September 2015, 6.30-8pm | Committee room 10, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

The UK’s tax system isn’t fit for purpose and specialists across the board agree on the need for reform. But for too long a serious conversation about tax has been hidden from the public, with the debate dominated by either political ruses or remote technocracy. Crucially, in a context where talking tax is seen as politically illegitimate, we have forgotten what tax is for.

At this event, panellists will discuss our new collection of essays, ‘Tax for our times: how the left can reinvent taxation‘. The pamphlet explores how the left can reimagine the tax system for modern times, so that it is more progressive, more transparent and more efficient, and helps shape a fairer society and more productive economy. Panellists will include Alison McGovern MP (shadow City minister), Zoe Williams (columnist, the Guardian), Daisy-Rose Srblin (editor, ‘Tax for our times’) and Tony Travers (director, LSE London).

Click here to download a copy of the pamphlet.

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This event is organised in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.