Paying for tomorrow

Paying for Tomorrow explores the big questions on UK tax – are we raising enough, can it change behaviour and how should the burden be spread? It involves hearing from a wide group of people. What's clear is that people want to know and understand more about tax. So a big focus of the project now is how tax can be made more accessible.

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A view of the current UK tax system

We need an understandable system, one that everyone can understand, and where individual earners know what they’re paying


The challenges of change

We’re dealing with an old system and it does feel like sort of digging something up and examining it and working out what bits to keep and what not to

Our system is probably better than others out there. It could improve but because of the way that the government is set up it probably won’t. Even those politicians that are doing the right thing pull back on it because they won’t get voted for