David Willetts

Executive Chair

Resolution Foundation

David Willetts is Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation and was Chair of its Intergenerational Commission. He served as the Member of Parliament for Havant (1992-2015), as Minister for Universities and Science (2010-2014) and previously worked at HM Treasury and the No. 10 Policy Unit.

David Willetts has written widely on economic and social policy. His book ‘The Pinch’ was published in 2010. He has also recently published ‘A University Education’, which came out in November 2017.

David Willetts is Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation and was Chair of its Intergenerational Commission. He served as the Member of Parliament for Havant (1992-2015), as Minister for Universities and Science (2010-2014) and previously worked at HM Treasury and the No. 10 Policy Unit.

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Why should we tax wealth?

The welfare state must be funded in a way that spreads the cost fairly across the generations. The UK population is aging, putting increased pressure on the health and pensions system. Over the last 40 years, the wealth-to-income ratio has moved from around 3:1 to 7:1, largely due to increases in the value of houses and pensions. To pay for increased healthcare costs, there needs to...

27 Nov 2018
4 min

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