Report of the UK Wealth Tax CommissionMonday 7 Dec 2020
Hosted by the CAGE Research Centre and the International Inequalities Institute and Department of Law at the London School of Economics
Online Public Event - Wednesday, 9 December 2020 - 4pm to 5:30pm
The unprecedented public spending required to tackle COVID-19 has been followed by debates about how to rebuild finances and tackle inequalities exposed by the crisis. This event launches the final report of a major new project investigating the desirability and feasibility of a 'wealth tax' for the UK. Building on contributions by a network of world-leading experts on tax policy, the report will make recommendations to government on how to tax wealth more effectively.
Arun Advani (@arunadvaniecon) is Assistant Professor of Economics and Impact Director of the CAGE Research Centre at the University of Warwick. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and a Visiting Fellow at the LSE International Inequalities Institute.
Emma Chamberlain is a barrister at Pump Court Tax Chambers and Visiting Professor in Practice at the LSE International Inequalities Institute. She is also a Visiting Professor at University of Oxford, where she teaches Taxation of Global Wealth.
Andy Summers (@summers_ad) is Associate Professor of Law in the Department of Law at LSE and an Associate Member of the LSE International Inequalities Insititute. He is also a Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and CAGE Research Centre at the University of Warwick.
Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics of Political Science in the Department of Economics at the LSE. He was a member of the IFS's Mirrlees Review panel, and is currently a Commissioner of the National Infrastructure Commission.