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Unfair and Unclear: The Effects and Perceptions of the UK Tax System

June 2014

Tax has long been an important area of public and political debate in the UK. Who pays what, who avoids tax, and whether tax is ‘fair’ are questions that are regularly tackled in our press and in Parliament. But much of this debate is based upon a reductive and misleading account of tax. In Unfair and Unclear The Equality Trust releases new polling showing public perceptions and preferences for the UK tax system and new analysis which show how these differ from reality.

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