Designing a responsible tax system beyond economic analysis


Date May 2017
Participants Heather Buckingham, Interim Director of Research and Policy, Church Urban Fund


Can concepts of fairness and justice form part of tax policy decisions? Heather Buckingham, Interim Director of Research and Policy, Church Urban Fund argues that we must not think about tax policy in isolation from other social matters like unemployment.

Economic growth relies on multiple factors, and for Heather it’s especially important to consider broader questions “what does it mean to live in a society that moves towards the common good?” when discussing tax policy and the ways that it affects local places and society at large.