CIOT and IFS Labour Conference online debate: Tax after the pandemic

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 2:00pm

CIOT and IFS Labour Conference online debate: Tax after the pandemic
Join us today at 14:00!

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? Is there a right time to raise tax? 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? Should Labour be setting out a radical tax agenda or waiting to see what the Chancellor announces? Where does public opinion stand on tax rises?

Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds will be joined by some of the nation’s leading experts in tax and public opinion to explore these and other questions in this highly topical debate.

Our Panel:

Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Chancellor
Glyn Fullelove, President, Chartered Institute of Taxation
Deborah Mattinson, Founding Partner, BritainThinks
Helen Miller, Deputy Director and Head of Tax, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Chair: Simon Gompertz, former BBC Personal Finance Correspondent 

This online event is free to join and open to all with an interest in the topic. If you have colleagues or friends who might also enjoy the discussion do please tell them about it.

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. 

To view the debate, please CLICK HERE

You can watch previous CIOT/IFS debates using the links here

Organiser name: 
CIOT Events Team
Organiser email: 
events@ciot.org.uk