A people’s budget

This report from UK think tank Demos looks at how the public would raise taxes.

If, how and when to raise taxes has always presented a political challenge. But with this year’s unprecedented government spending and our ageing population, it’s more important than ever to understand how the public feels about potential changes.

A People’s Budget is the most comprehensive UK study to date of public attitudes towards tax rises. It sets out how taxes on individuals could rise over the next fifteen years in a way that is acceptable to the public. It draws on a series of online deliberations that involved participants testing alternative tax proposals using the Demos Tax Calculator, and on a new nationally representative poll of over 2,000 UK adults.

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