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Business rates and land value taxation


This presentation was given at a CIOT/IFS debate on 'Taxing commercial property – time to tweak business rates or replace with a land value tax?', held in London on 18 June 2019.

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This is a response to the House of Commons Treasury Committee's call for evidence for their inquiry into the impact of business rates on business.
Book chapter

Chapter 11 of the Green Budget 2014.

Tax by Design is the final report from the Mirrlees Review. We present a picture of coherent tax reform whose aim is to identify the characteristics of a good tax system for any open developed economy, to assess the extent to which the UK tax system conforms to these ideals, and to recommend how it ...
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It's important to think about the overall effects of taxes. Business rates bring in a handy £30 billion a year for government - abolishing them won't help local shops