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We have to have it, so better it is done in ‘best’ way

The Institute for Government (IfG), Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) are launching a project to look at how they can improve the process around budgets and tax policy-making.  The IfG will contribute its understanding of policy-making and Whitehall processes, the CIOT its extensive practitioner expertise and the IFS its deep knowledge and analysis of fiscal policy.

The aim is to work together to produce a clear set of recommendations to the Treasury, Opposition and stakeholders on how to improve the UK tax-policy making process. The project will report around the time of the 2016 Autumn Statement.  They are keen to draw on as wide a range of views as possible.  If you would like to contribute thought/ideas, please email tax@instituteforgovernment.org.uk by 30 May.

Researched Links:

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IFS - Time for tax reform

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Welsh Tax Powers - Purpose, Principles & Priorities published

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UK plans major boost to tax collection in developing countries

IEA:  Britain should embrace tax havens, new research shows