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The Labour Party and taxation : party identity and political purpose in Twentieth-century Britain

Author: R C Whiting
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a political history of Labour's use of the tax system from 1906 to 1979: an epilogue brings the story up to the present, surveying New Labour's tax policies and dilemmas. Richard Whiting's study examines how Labour used tax to further its political aims of funding welfare, managing the economy, promoting fairness and achieving greater equality. Whiting also shows the limits of Labour's ability to achieve a
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R C Whiting
ISBN: 052157160X 9780521571609
OCLC Number: 123101217
Description: xii, 294 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Taxation and political debate --
1. Struggles within a liberal inheritance, 1906-1940 --
2. The changing balance of tax interests, 1940-1954 --
3. The Kaldor era, 1951-1965 --
4. Social democracy examined, 1965-1970 --
5. Defensive positions, 1970-1979 --
6. Epilogue: New Labour, old problems? --
7. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Richard Whiting.

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