Responsible tax policy requires effective scrutiny

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Date April 2017
Participants Anneliese Dodds, MEP for the South East

Description

What is the burden of taxation and who does it affect the most? Anneliese Dodds, MEP for the South East*, argues that tax policy makers need to be clearer about how they are addressing a public policy outcome, whether this is through tax reliefs or more traditional government spending methods.

Anneliese also discusses her hopes for a tax system that is more transparent and progressive. Looking outside the UK could help us understand best practice, for example, how the European Parliament scrutinises fiscal issues.

*Since this interview was filmed Anneliese has become the MP for Oxford East and Shadow Treasury Minister.