We need clearer rules to set what tax people pay

Mark Littlewood appears on BBC Radio 5's Wake up to Money

Mark Littlewood appeared on Radio 5's Wake up to Money, following the announcement by Starbucks that they will pay more corporation tax - to the sum of up to £20mn over the next two years.

Mark argued that the decision is a reflection of how complex and contestible our tax laws are. This recent debate has been a disaster for UK plc. With a tax code about 15,000 pages long, several times the length of War and Peace, arguments on the margins such as this are inevitable. We need both lower and simpler taxes.

Listen here. Segment starts at 19:20.

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