Tax and secure futures | CPAG

Tax and secure futures

Post date: 
11 February 2020
Written by: 

Alan Buckle, Chair, Child Poverty Action Group

The tax system does not raise enough money. But if the tax system is to support an effective social security system, reforms must go further than raising more money. 

The tax system should support the three principles that CPAG has recommended for an effective social security system. It should:

  • provide the funds to prevent poverty;
  • provide financial security throughout life and its inevitable crises; and
  • be designed fairly and communicated positively so as to support social solidarity.