Policy area: Taxation

Reports

Labour economics

This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation provides independent analysis of the party’s proposed approach – and the gaps it needs to fill. With the Labour Party having vowed to achieve the fastest growth in the G7, the Social Market Foundation has brought together leading economic experts to provide independent analysis of...

Read more

A wealth of opportunities

This report from UK think tank Bright Blue offers a centre-right prospectus for spreading wealth. This book offers a fresh and radical centre-right vision to help people on modest incomes build up and pass on wealth. It includes essays from 21 leading decision makers and opinion formers from different professional, political and social backgrounds, offering...

Read more

Cleaning up our act

This report from UK think tank Localis looks at reforming landfill tax for place resilience and best local outcomes. Over the last thirty years landfill policy has been among the most successful and singularly effective of government environmental policies. Since its introduction, the UK Landfill Tax has succeeded in drastically reducing mixed municipal waste to...

Read more

Obstacles to adding VAT to school fees

This report from UK think tank EDSK focuses on the issues that could complicate efforts to add VAT onto independent school fees. With a general election due in the coming months, the Labour Party’s plans to add VAT to independent school fees has taken on even greater salience. The question of how much money this...

Read more

The sky’s the limit

This report from UK think tank Green Alliance outlines the potential of ZEF and its importance in reaching a net zero carbon economy. Aviation will be one of the only sectors still emitting carbon in 2050. On current projections, it is unlikely to make any significant decarbonisation progress until the 2040s. The UK government’s current...

Read more

Strengthening the UK’s fiscal framework: Putting fiscal rules in their place

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government provides a guide to reform the fiscal framework to enable the government to make better choices. The UK’s fiscal framework, including a flawed set of rules, is incentivising bad policy decisions shaped by short-termism and fictional spending plans – and does little to promote fiscal...

Read more

Early literacy matters: Economic impact and regional disparities in England

This report from UK think tank Pro Bono Economics looks at the economic impact and regional disparities in England of early literacy matters. The early years are the most critical time for the development of a child’s abilities to master language, to read and to communicate. However, with early years settings under pressure and families...

Read more

Free wills

This report from UK think tank the Adam Smith Institute will make the case for the abolition of inheritance tax. This paper, newly updated since its initial publication in 1995, finds that many of the arguments made in favour of the abolition of inheritance tax (IHT) nearly thirty years ago are still relevant today- and,...

Read more

Opening opportunities

This report from UK think tank Pro Bono Economics looks at improving employment prospects for autistic people. In every sector of the UK economy, there are skills shortages and an ongoing battle for talent. Yet there is a pool of talent, willing to work, which often goes untapped. Only three in 10 autistic people are...

Read more

Inflation, profits and market power

This report from UK think tank IPPR proposes major policy shifts and argues in favour of a new direction for competition policy. In the aftermath of the pandemic, as the global economy rebounded it was accompanied by a dramatic rise in inflation, reaching levels not seen since the 1970s, peaking at 9 and 11 per...

Read more

Reforming property tax

This report from UK think tank NEF looks at dampening further property speculation in the housing crisis. In conjunction with the Homes for Us alliance of grassroots organisations and campaigners, the New Economics Foundation is developing policies to fix England’s broken housing model. Tax reform is an important tool to do so. It can close...

Read more

In tandem

This report from UK think tank the Fabian Society puts forward the case for coordinated economic policymaking. The daunting array of economic problems facing Britain – low growth, inadequate investment, stagnant productivity, accelerating climate change and suppressed wages – are closely connected. Yet since 1997, the institutions most responsible for addressing them, the Treasury and...

Read more

A taxing problem

This report from UK think tank NEF looks at reforming business rates in England. The UK’s current business rates system is not fit for purpose – it is unfair, inefficient, and overcentralised. In this paper, we propose a new business rates system that combines a land value and a business property tax. Our proposed system...

Read more

UK Economic Outlook (Autumn 2023)

This report from UK think tank the National Institute of Economic and Social Research calls for renewed public investment. The latest quarterly forecast from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research calls for renewed public investment, rather than tax-cuts, ahead of the forthcoming Autumn Statement and next year’s General Election. Flatlining productivity and sluggish...

Read more

Funding fair growth

This report from UK think tank the Centre for Progressive Policy sets out how a future government could drive transformative change. CPP’s Funding fair growth report reveals the stark cost of maintaining public services at current levels over the next parliament and sets out how a future government could drive transformative change. Our analysis shows...

Read more

Related Events

5 June 2024

Location: Online / Resolution Foundation, 2 Queen Anne's Gate , London SW1H 9AA

Think tank: Resolution Foundation

State crafting

This event hosted by UK think tank the Resolution Foundation will discuss the changes and challenges for managing the public finances. Tax and spend are at the heart of every general election – understandably as they represent the most significant choices made by most governments. The size and shape of the state has changed substantially...