How much does Britain cost? - RSA

How much does Britain cost?

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  • Economic democracy
  • Economics and Finance
  • Public services

It costs £1 trillion to run the UK’s economy. Where does the money come from and how is it spent?

Government decisions determine the welfare of the poor and elderly, the state of our health service, the shape of the education system and much more. This spending power is funded by layers of taxes that touch all corners of our income, savings, and spending habits. Look closely at taxation and you’ll find winners, losers and a system that is sorely in need of reform.

Join Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, for this systemic examination of how the government collects and spends the money needed to run the economy. Paul will follow the money to see where it comes from, who it goes to, how that’s changed in recent years and what reforms are needed to meet new, costly challenges that lie on the horizon.

Want to watch this event at RSA House?

For those wishing to gather with friends or colleagues to watch, it will be screened on The Steps in The Coffee House. Join us there at 13.00.

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