CIOT and IFS Conservative Conference online debate: Tax after the pandemic
Is now the time to raise taxes? Probably not - the economy is still weak and the recovery only just starting. But that time will likely come. Even before COVID-19 there were pressures for higher UK taxes to deal with the public finance pressures of an aging society. And there are parts of the tax system where some taxpayers seem to be treated more generously than others. Now there will also likely be demands for a larger state that provides more services and a role for tax in managing down the elevated public debt and any enduring increase in the budget deficit.
What should the government do? Are tax increases inevitable? If so which taxes offer the best potential for revenue raising without choking off economic growth? Should the government simply raise rates or should they be looking at major structural reforms to the tax system? Where does public opinion stand on tax rises?
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jesse Norman will be joined by leading experts in tax and public opinion to explore these and other questions in this highly topical debate.
The Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP, Financial Secretary
Deborah Mattinson, Founding Partner, BritainThinks
Helen Miller, Deputy Director and Head of Tax, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Peter Rayney, Deputy President, Chartered Institute of Taxation
This online event is free to join and open to all with an interest in the topic.
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The format will be short speeches / presentations from panellists followed by a discussion,
with the opportunity for audiance members to make comments and put questions.
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