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09 Feb 2024

State of UK Economy: Tax and welfare – can we create a fairer and better system?

Tax and welfare – a fairer better system?

The UK has high levels of inequality of income and, increasingly, wealth; low levels of social mobility; and, combined with very large cuts to working age benefits over the last decade, rapidly increasing levels of poverty and deprivation. What reforms to the tax and benefit system and labour markets could address this?

Chair: Jonathan Portes, UKICE

Panel:

Arun Advani, University of Warwick
Donald Houston, University of Birmingham and UKICE
Alex Beer, Nuffield Foundation

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