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How the government funds public spending – and by how much – are crucial questions for the economy and for inequality. With regular changes in the tax system, our work looks at the implications of new ideas. We also make our own proposals to make taxes both fairer and more reflective of the big trends in society.

Contacts

Adam Corlett

Senior Economic Analyst
T: 020 3372 2983
E: adam.corlett@resolutionfoundation.org
Publications

Talking tax

What’s been said and what’s gone unsaid in the Conservative leadership election?

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Elections are rarely entirely about a single issue, but there are exceptions. Brexit in the 2019 general election stands out, and today tax cuts totally dominate the 2022 Conservative leadership…
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Publications

Happy new tax year?

National Insurance and Income Tax changes in 2022

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The start of the new tax year brings with it one of Rishi Sunak’s major tax reforms: the rise in National Insurance, announced last September and linked to additional support…
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Publications

Softening the blow

Looking ahead to Spring Statement 2022

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Faced with the highest inflation in at least three decades, the upcoming Spring Statement is bound to provide more support for households. But the precise set of choices – which…
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Events

Fees-ible reforms?

Assessing the Government’s new plan for higher education

The UK’s universities are highly regarded abroad, but are controversial at home. While increasing participation has boosted people’s skills and their social mobility prospects, ‘edusceptics’ worry that too many people…
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Events

The Great British wealth windfall

Is now the time to reform property taxation?

House prices across the UK have rocketed over recent decades, and have continued to surge even when the rest of the economy collapsed during the Covid crisis. This has delivered…
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Comment

Low tax conservatism is dead, but fiscal conservatism is back in fashion

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The Prime Minister and Chancellor made huge policy decisions this week, raising taxes to spend more on the NHS and protect the assets of those facing high social care costs.…
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Publications

A caring tax rise?

The impacts of a potential increase in National Insurance

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The Government intends to increase social care spending and is considering its options, having delayed a decision until the Autumn. They are 100 per cent right to do so. One…
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Events

Taxing times

The good, bad and ugly of tax through the ages

Book launch for ‘Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue’ by Michael Keen and Joel Slemrod. Pre-order here.   Live interactive webinar. Register for event access link. Taxation is famously the only certainty…
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