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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

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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Fiscal multi-tasking

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Multi-tasking can be hard. Ask any parent that survived lockdown by combining work with something resembling home schooling. But it’s also a fact of life, so the trick is to…
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Publications

Unhealthy finances

How to support the economy today and repair the public finances tomorrow

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This report provides analysis of the dual challenges faced by the government: ensuring that there is sufficient fiscal support through the crisis and recovery, and setting fiscal policy on a…
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Publications

Who gains?

The importance of accounting for capital gains

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This report looks at what we know about taxable capital gains; how our understanding of top income shares changes if we include capital gains in our analysis; and whether official…
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Events

The choice facing Britain: What the manifestos reveal  

The manifestos have been published and the soundbites crafted – now the parties have only a few weeks left to make them land with voters. A few common themes have…
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The shifting shape of UK tax

Charting the changing size and shape of the UK tax system

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Ahead of the general election, this report looks at how and why levels of UK taxation have changed over time; how its make-up has shifted; the challenges facing the tax…
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Events

A taxing election

Do the parties’ tax plans match up to the needs of modern Britain?

At an event at its Westminster offices, the Resolution Foundation presented new analysis on the changing shape of the UK’s system, and the main parties’ tax plans. Panel including Edward…
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