Tax and Fiscal Policy

Church of England should avoid lecturing the public on taxes

Matthew Lesh appears on talkTV

IEA Head of Public Policy Matthew Lesh has appeared on talkTV to discuss Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s call for tax increases to pay for greater social care funding.

Matthew said:

“I can see that there is a role for the Church of England with respect to providing moral and ethical guidance and bringing attention to certain societal issues, but I’m not sure that role extends to lecturing the public on taxes and the structure of certain social programmes.

“We are already paying some of the highest taxes in in 70 years, it’s not clear that we can put up taxes much further without it squeezing everyone’s prosperity,”

Matthew’s full appearance can be viewed here (1:56:01).