Journal Article

Taxes and Transfers 1997–2001

Tom Clark, Andrew Dilnot, Alissa Goodman and Michal Myck

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

Published on behalf of The Oxford Review of Economic Policy Ltd

Volume 18, issue 2, pages 187-201
Published in print June 2002 | ISSN: 0266-903X
Published online June 2002 | e-ISSN: 1460-2121 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxrep/18.2.187
Taxes and Transfers 1997–2001

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Significant change was made to both tax and benefits systems during the period 1997–2001. The impact of the changes which directly affect households is highly progressive, reflecting a significant increase in means‐tested benefit levels. But the underlying distribution of income has moved such that overall inequality of income has not fallen, and the government has made less progress on reducing poverty than it had hoped.

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Subjects: Economic Development and Growth ; Public Economics ; Political Economy ; Public Policy

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