Paying for Progress: A New Politics of Tax for Public Spending
Fabian Society, 2000 - Fiscal policy - 388 pages
Scarred by the legacy of Thatcherism and past electoral defeats, taxation has become a difficult subject for New Labour. But taxation is central to the relationship between citizen and state. This work aims to stimulate debate on the role of taxation in a modern society. The report of the Fabian Commission on Taxation and Citizenship, chaired by Professor Raymond Plant, argues that the public needs to be reconnected to the taxes they pay and the public services which these finance. It argues for greater use of hypothecated taxes, and calls for independent auditing of government performance. Discussing the key question of the overall share of taxation in GDP, it argues for a more redistributive and simpler tax system.
58 pages matching impact in this book
Results 1-3 of 58
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Executive summary and recommendations
11 other sections not shown
Andrew Dilnot areas argued argument average basic rate believe benefits billion Budget business rates capital receipts tax Chapter citizens climate change levy conception of citizenship contributions costs council tax debate distribution duty earmarked tax earnings economic effect environmental taxes European European Union exempt expenditure Fabian Society finance Fiscal Studies fuel Fund Government's higher rate HM Treasury households hypothecated tax hypothecation impact important incentives income tax increase indirect taxes individual inheritance tax Labour land levied lnstitute for Fiscal national income National Insurance neo-liberal overall paid particular pension personal allowance petrol political principle programme proposal public attitudes public services public spending raise rate of income rate of tax reduce reform rise Scottish Parliament social security tax and public tax and spending Tax Credit tax rates tax revenues tax system taxpayers threshold tion transport UK tax system WFTC