Election 2015: Bristol - What’s at stake for fairer tax?
Class is holding a series of events across the country looking at what’s at stake at the 2015 General Election, with an event in Bristol on Thursday 19 March following events in Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Birmingham over the previous 6 weeks.
With the General Election just weeks away, the debate about how we get fairness and greater equality across our society is now more urgent than ever. Our Bristol event will see the publication of a new Class pamphlet on tax and how we can create a fairer tax system.
If we are to achieve a fairer economy it is clear that progressive taxation is urgently needed. Many taxes are regressive and hit the poorest hardest and this needs to change.
Big corporations are avoiding their civic duty to pay tax, and the millions of pounds they withhold could make a significant contribution to funding our public services. This event will debate what is at stake in the General Election and look at how we build a fair tax system that ensures those with the broadest shoulders contribute the most.
Chair: Marvin Rees
Richard Murphy, Tax Research UK
Katy Wright, Oxfam UK
Kevin Slocombe, Head of Communications, CWU
Cat Hobbs, activist and campaigner, founder We Own It
Register for free for our Bristol event below.
To find out more about the publications released at our What's at stake? series of regional events, click here.