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Tax for our Times: how the left can reinvent taxation

The UK’s tax system isn’t fit for purpose and specialists across the board agree on the need for reform.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies’ Mirrlees Review provided a comprehensive evaluation of the tax system, stressing its complexity and arguing that there...

The overwhelming case for new public housing

We face a housing and cost of housing crisis greater than at any point since the aftermath of the second world war. Britain is not building enough new homes, and the accommodation that is available is increasingly unaffordable to millions...

Five things we learned about tax in 2014

Tax is one of the most important relationships between the citizen and the state. But despite its centrality, honest and rational political debate around tax has remained taboo this year. 2015 will see the fruits of a new Fabian programme...

Top five lessons from 2013: The future of government

1. We’re all fiscal hawks now
2013 confirmed that all the political parties are fiscal hawks now. The choice is which shade of austerity. Ed Balls first hinted at the pain to come if Labour returns to office at the 2012...

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