Robert Palmer, Executive Director of Tax Justice UK said:
“Austerity isn’t over after all, and the tax system is still unfair. Our schools, hospitals and prisons urgently needed major injections of cash today. Instead the Chancellor made some eye-catching tweaks to existing pledges while awarding tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy. That is a missed opportunity.”
On digital tax reforms:
“Digital companies make an awful lot of money from our economy and haven't put enough back in to date. But £400 million won't go very far towards the £20 billion a year the government has said we need for the NHS. We need companies across the board to pay more - raising corporation tax is the best and fairest way to generate the money we need to fund our public services.”
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Tax Justice UK is a new campaigning and advocacy organisation, with a mission to ensure that everyone in the UK benefits from a fair and effective tax system. Tax Justice UK is a partner of but independent from the Tax Justice Network. It is not-for-profit and politically non-aligned.
For more information and to download a copy of the latest report on how the government should raise taxes on wealth to fund the NHS visit www.taxjustice.uk.