The Tax Faculty’s annual Hardman lecture was presented on 30 October 2019 by Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Paul focused his talk around the tax policy changes that will face any incoming government. As it happened, this was a wise decision as, that very morning, it was announced that the UK would hold a general election on 12 December 2019.
The presentation was, therefore, extremely well-timed and Paul’s well considered speech and engaging delivery made for a thoroughly engrossing and enjoyable evening. Paul divided his speech into a number of themes, starting with the various challenges facing policymakers and then considering what policy options an incoming Chancellor might wish to consider in order to address them.
A film of the lecture is now available online.