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Tax Day - expert comment from Dr Arun Advani

"Tax nerds were promised a mega "tax day" today, with a number of tax consultations being published together. In principle this looked like a fantastic move. Instead we got a snooze-fest, even by tax standards." Dr Arun Advani, Assistant Professor of Economics and Impact Director, CAGE, reacts to "tax day." 

Tue 23 Mar 2021, 16:06 | Tags: Politics, Economics, Policy, Faculty of Social Science, tax, CAGE

Tesco shareholders seek to force vote on tackling obesity - expert comment

A group of Tesco investors will force a vote at this year's AGM calling on the supermarket to do more to tackle obesity by increasing the proportion of healthy foods it sells. Dr Thijs van Rens, expert in the economics of food and obesity, comments.

Wed 10 Feb 2021, 09:24 | Tags: Economics, obesity, Expert comment, Faculty of Social Science, diet, CAGE

Forecast for COVID-19 cases in the UK: Updated modelling

The UK passed the peak of new Coronavirus cases on April 8, and the disease is now on a downward trajectory, but zero new cases are not now predicted until early August, according to updated modelling from Dr Roberto Pancrazi (Warwick Economics and the CAGE Research Centre)

Tue 28 Apr 2020, 10:55 | Tags: Economics, Expert comment, Research, coronavirus, COVID19, CAGE

Coronavirus may cause the biggest slump since the South Sea Bubble - expert comment

It was suggested following yesterday's Coronavirus Press Briefing that the economic downturn in the wake of the virus could be the biggest since the 18th century South Sea Bubble. Economist Dr Claudia Rei explains the difference between a bubble and the unprecedented situation the world economy is now facing.


Budget 2020 expert comment - closing the "tax gap"

" A single auditor working on self-assessment returns can bring in enough revenue to pay for their own salary, and that of four nurses too." The Chancellor has announced plans to employ 1300 additional auditors, expected to bring in an average of £770m a year over the next five years by improving compliance with the tax rules. Dr Arun Advani of Warwick Economics and CAGE explains the "tax gap" and why closing it is important.