University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
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'Taxing Our Wealth - Do We Have It Right?' Masterclass

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Event Summary:

Masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at university. To find out more about our Masterclass Programme or to submit a booking request, please visit our website: www.birmingham.ac.uk/masterclasses

Full Event Details:

In this masterclass we will be exploring together issues of wealth equality in Britain today. How unequal is our society? Should we care? Does it matter? Can anything be done about it even if it does matter? In particular, we will focus on the role taxation plays in affecting wealth equality. We will explore questions such as ‘How does the UK tax system affect people’s wealth in modern Britain?’, ‘Do we have the right mixes of taxes in the UK to create a fair system of contributions from everyone - rich and poor?’, ‘What changes are being suggested to improve our tax system? Are they sensible?’ Students should come along prepared to participate in the debate and offer opinions in what we hope will be an interesting and interactive session.

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2015
Time: 1.00–3.00pm
Subject area: Accounting and Finance
Year group: Year 12/13

*Please note that all participants in the University of Birmingham Masterclass programme, must be attending a state funded school or college. For full terms and conditions please refer to the masterclass brochure, which can be found at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/masterclasses

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1

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