2020 Vision: Sin Taxes

This week, Labour leader Ed Miliband proposed further taxes on tobacco companies.  But the IEA has revealed that sin taxes ultimately hit the poor hardest. 

Our new short film - based on our paper Aggressively Regressive - puts forward a series of proposals that would ease the disproportionate burden on the poor - and stimulate the UK economy at the same time.

View our new film, Sin Taxeshere. To find out more about our 2020 Vision, visit our website here.


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media coverage - 30 Sep 2014

Mark Littlewood features in the Financial Times

media coverage - 27 Sep 2014
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By Kristian Niemietz, 30th Sep 2014 ( comments)

Right from the start, Chancellor George Osborne's response to runaway welfare spending has been to leave the structure of income transfer programmes largely unchanged, and to realise savings by randomly chopping off bits and pieces here and there. This was already apparent in the 2010 Budget and the Comprehensive Spending Review, where the majority of cuts came from fiddling with the uprating formulas...

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