The Future of Fair Taxation

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The following comes from Consensus, a new Labour think tank. Tickets are available here.

Consensus' June Seminar will focus on "The Future of Fair Taxation", and will take place on Thursday June 9th at 6:30pm in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House. The seminar will involve presentations by the leading tax economist and architect of "Corbynomics", Richard Murphy, and the General Secretary of the Fabian Society, Andrew Harrop.

Richard Murphy is a Professor of International Political Economy, Director of Tax Research UK, and a founding member of the Tax Justice Network, an advocacy group set up to tackle tax avoidance and offshore tax havens. He advises the TUC on economics, and his ideas formed the basis for Jeremy Corbyn's "People's Quantitative Easing" (PQE). His book "The Joy of Tax" details how a fair tax system can create a better society, and has been described as the antidote to the revelations of the Panama Papers.

Andrew Harrop is the General Secretary of the Fabian Society, the UK's oldest think tank and political society affiliated with the Labour Party. Andrew has researched and written extensively on the topic of taxation. He has scrutinised government tax policy in a report entitled "All In This Together", which tackles the "Shadow Welfare" system of tax breaks, and has recently produced a study recommending scrapping Inheritance Tax.

It is our intention to make seminars as engaging, thought-provoking, and collaborative as possible: following the speaker presentations, we will hold facilitated group discussions and provide participants with the opportunity for Q&A with our speakers. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Attlee Suite - Portcullis House, London, SW1A 2LW - View Map