Tax: the price we pay for a civilized society, or legalised extortion? An instrument to redistribute wealth, to raise revenue to pay for vital public services or merely a political tool to appease important voting demographics? The Tax Law and Policy Discussion Group aims to act as a forum to discuss any and all issues with broad relevance to the study of taxation, from political economy and law to economics and regulation. It provides the opportunity for students, researchers and academics alike to keep abreast of developments in the world of tax. The group is convened by DPhil students Daisy Ogembo and Stephen Daly, with meetings held twice a term, and speakers this year will range from retired tax judges to experienced practitioners in the City and academics from across the UK.

Members of the Discussion Group are also encouraged to attend other tax events taking place at the University. For more details on these events, see: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/tax-law/events