Tax cuts don’t have to be taxing


This latest report from UK think tank the Centre for Policy Studies looks at three taxes that could be cut without losing revenue.

Tax cuts don’t always pay for themselves. But they aren’t always as expensive as the Government thinks. Very often, the Treasury ends up making less money from raising taxes than it expects – and would find it cheaper to cut them than it imagines. Ahead of the Budget, this paper identifies three taxes that could be cut without costing much in lost revenue, once behavioural effects are factored in – and urges the Government to think more imaginatively about the impact of its tax decisions.

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