The cost of Labour: estimating the employment effects of Labour's tax policies

Document type
Paper
Author(s)
Memon, Adam
Publisher
Centre for Policy Studies
Date of publication
22 September 2014
Series
Pointmaker
Subject(s)
Employment
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The Labour Party has announced a number of tax policies it intends to implement if it wins the 2015 general election. This paper estimates the employment effects of Labour's tax policy programme, including eight tax rises and two tax cuts. Between 2015/16 and 2018/19, Labour's tax policies could lead to 300,000 fewer jobs than currently forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). They could also lead to a fall in GDP of £18.8bn, relative to the OBR's forecast.

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