Ten Reasons Why People Should Pay Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax is one of the most unpopular taxes, with half of the public wanting it abolished entirely, and most of the rest wanting it reduced.

At the recent TEDX event at the University of Birmingham, CHASM's Karen Rowlingson, gave a presentation on 'Ten Reasons Why People Should Pay Inheritance Tax'. This talk challenged views and assumptions around this topic. For example, we know from public attitutudes surveys, that people under-estimate the scale of wealth inequality in the UK while at the same time over-estimating the amount of money raised by Inheritance Tax.