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By Richard Whiting

this can be a political historical past of Labour's use of the tax procedure from 1906 to 1979: an epilogue brings the tale as much as the current, surveying New Labour's tax rules and dilemmas. Richard Whiting's broad-ranging, lucid and readable learn examines how Labour used tax to additional its political goals of investment welfare, dealing with the economic system, selling equity and reaching better equality. Whiting additionally exhibits the bounds of Labour's skill to accomplish a extra equivalent society during this means, assesses the power and status of key figures within the Labour move, and delineates the issues as a result of the political position of the exchange unions. This learn offers an unique standpoint on Labour's historical past, and is a priceless contribution to knowing either the tax constitution and the politics of twentieth-century Britain extra generally.

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