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Research Paper: Corporate Tax in the UK

Tax Justice Network examines the links between austerity and corporate taxes

Oct 03, 2017

Hello Austerity readers! Today we have Alex Cobham's paper on Corporate Tax in the UK. The Director of the Tax Justice Network (TJN) discusses how corporate tax policy in the United Kingdom has contributed to austerity policy. This paper builds on what Alex discussed in his presentation, where he looked at the UK's aggressive spending and tax cuts in response to the 2008 financial crisis.

You can find paper on our Research Page under 'Taxation & Revenue', along with Alex Cobham's presentation for this paper. There is also a video of his talk on our 'Media' page!

To see more from Alex, follow him on twitter @alexcobham. You can learn more about the TJN at

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