Tax and Fiscal Policy

Companies choosing low-tax Ireland over high-tax Britain comes as no surprise

Mark Littlewood appears on talkTV

IEA Director General Mark Littlewood appeared on talkTV to discussed AstraZeneca’s decision to choose the low-tax Republic of Ireland over the UK as the location of their new £320m factory, arguing that the UK’s high taxes may have played a role:

“Colour me unsurprised! if you retain tax at these extraordinarily high levels: on most of these estimates the highest total tax burden since Attlee’s post-war socialist government. Well actions have consequences!”

“High taxes are bad but uncertain taxes are bad for investment too!”

Watch the full conversation here (1:07:37)