Professor Philip Booth has written for City AM
Philip argues it’s easy to blame corporations for every problem under the sun. But if there are external costs arising from clothing production, the best thing to do is to tax the consumer, not companies. Perhaps VAT should be put on children’s clothing.
If we are concerned about waste, we should tax all waste and not just that occurring from fashion. Rightly or wrongly, we already do that through the landfill tax – there is no need to do more.
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