Manifesto for Tax Justice
In November 2019, Tax Justice UK launched its Manifesto for Tax Justice, calling for politicians to deal with tax inequality, to curb tax avoidance and evasion, and to make the tax system and enforcement more accountable.
The manifesto was put together with TaxWatch UK and is endorsed by the Equality Trust, Tax Research UK, the Women’s Budget Group, Church Action on Tax Justice, and Jolyon Maugham QC. Input was also received from leading academics, researchers and campaigners to develop the set of costed policies that could raise at least £69 billion.
At the launch, George Turner of TaxWatch UK said:
“After ten years of cuts to public spending, there is now widespread consensus that more investment in public services is required. In this election, all of the main political parties are committing to major increases in public spending.”
Robert Palmer of Tax Justice UK added “We're calling on politicians to address tax inequality, curb tax avoidance and improve the administration of the tax system. We want to restore people’s sense of having a stake in the system.”