Politicians should leave the wealthy alone- they already contribute more than their fair share
BY spectator events
April 22, 2015
Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DT
Andrew Neil, chairman, The Spectator Magazine Group
Fraser Nelson, editor, The Spectator
Toby Young, journalist and a cofounder, three free schools. Speaking on: "The Secret sauce of the most successful schools"
William Cash, editor-in-chief, Spear's
While the rich get even richer, low and middle income households are feeling the pinch. Are wealth taxes - such as the 'mansion tax' or the 50p tax - the answer? Speakers include: Fraser Nelson,Toby Youngand William Cash (for the motion); Owen Jones, Jack Monroe and Molly Scott Cato MEP (against the motion).
Or is it economically counterproductive to squeeze the rich? In a globalised economy, the wealthy can easily move to a more hospitable country, taking their taxable income and capital with them. Since the top 1 per cent of the country already pay more than a quarter of all taxes, shouldn’t politicians leave the wealthy alone? Chaired by Andrew Neil.