At a time when there is growing evidence that wealth inequality contributes to unequal life chances, and the richest two per cent own almost a third of all the wealth in Britain, inheritance tax is under attack from both left and right. But there are excellent
reasons to defend it: inheritance tax, or IHT, is a crucial counter-weight to the accumulation of wealth, and as a tax it is relatively undistorting. But to secure its long-term future we must reform it. In Fair Dues Dominic Maxwell sets out a more progressive structure for Inheritances Tax aiming for greater social justice.
State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewalThe North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives.
No home left behind: Funding a just transition to clean heat in ScotlandHow can we ensure that investment in clean heating in Scottish homes drives a just transition, sharing costs and benefits fairly?
The asylum backlog: Job done?This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.