Should the UK have a wealth tax?

Arun Advani, Emma Chamberlain, and Andy Summers

Wealth and Policy, Working Paper 100

30 Oct 2020

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This report introduces a new project to evaluate whether a wealth tax for the UK would be desirable and deliverable. We first set out what has been happening to wealth in the UK. We then define a wealth tax, describing how it compares to existing taxes on wealth in the UK and what makes a wealth tax distinctive. We explain some of the advantages and difficulties with a wealth tax. Finally, we set out the timeline and process for the project.

DOI: 10.47445/100
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