Study finds 'little evidence of any coherent strategy and numerous proposals that would complicate the tax system'

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has accused the three main political parties of 'an inability to resist the urge for piecemeal changes' to tax policy, 'which would make the overall system less efficient and coherent'.

The institute recognises that the next government will need to continue reducing the deficit, but has said that all three parties 'share a lack of willingness to be clear about the details'.

The damning verdict comes after a joint study from the IFS and Nuffield Foundation into the tax policies being proposed by the parties, in the run up to the general election.


Jean-Yves Gilg
Solicitors Journal

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