Tax and Spending: Views of the British Public

Oct 1, 2009

This report surveyed a 3,000 strong sample of the British population on their attitudes towards multiple aspects of tax and spending, including:

  • The balance of tax and spending
  • Attitudes to different tax rises
  • Attitudes to current tax levels
  • Support for higher or lower pay in the public sector
  • Support for cuts by specific programme
  • Rules to control government borrowing

The report also conducted a comparison with the British Social Attitudes survey, finding significant attitude changes since the last BSA survey in 2007.

Author

Neil O'Brien

Neil O'Brien
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