The future for taxes?

George Crozier reports on the latest developments at the 2019 party conferences

Party conferences can be frenetic and feverish at the best of times. With a new prime minister locked in battle with MPs and the courts, party dynamics and public opinion reaching new peaks of volatility, an emergency return of a bad-tempered Parliament, and Brexit and an election both looming, this year’s conference season was even more fractious and febrile than usual. Perhaps unsurprisingly, with everything else going on, it was a quiet year for new tax policy (Lib Dems aside), but there were still some helpful signs of what to expect in party manifestos if we do go to the polls this autumn.