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.