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The Mirrlees review: conclusions and recommendations for reform

By James Mirrlees, Stuart Adam, Timothy Besley, Richard Blundell, Stephen Bond, Robert Chote, Malcolm Gammie, Paul Johnson, Gareth D. Myles and James Poterba


This paper provides a summary of the conclusions and recommendations of the Mirrlees Review of the UK tax system. The characteristics that a good tax system should possess are described and used to assess the current UK system. A package of reforms for the UK system which will move it closer to the ideal is proposed. Issues related to transition and to practical implementation of the reform package are discussed

Topics: HC Economic History and Conditions, JA Political science (General)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Institute for Fiscal Studies
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1475-5890.2011.00140.x
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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