In this special extended edition of the May 2019 Taxcast we go to Preston in the North of England to see the Preston Model in action – how they’re transforming their local economy and democratizing wealth. Also: dark money and the European elections – elite interests aligning with the far right. And we ask: why doesn’t Britain have its own Huawei?
- Preston City Council Leader, Matthew Brown
- Billy, Preston covered market
- Allison Watts and Kay Johnson in Preston’s first worker-owned cooperative The Larder
- David Erdal, who turned his family business into an employee-owned cooperative
- John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network
- Presented and produced by Naomi Fowler of the Tax Justice Network
Original post with further reading available here.
Revenue, to fund public services, infrastructure and administration.
Redistribution, to curb inequalities between individuals and between groups.
Repricing, to limit public “bads” such as tobacco consumption and carbon emissions.
Representation, to build healthier democratic processes, recognising that higher reliance of government. spending on tax revenues is strongly linked to higher quality of governance and political representation.
Reparation, to redress the historical legacies of empire and ecological damage.