Capital on the moral continuum: the UK, Sweden, and the taxation of inherited wealth

Martin Eriksson, Asa Gunnarsson, Ann Mumford


In this comparative analysis of the UK and Sweden, we consider, if inherited wealth is most deserving of redistributive taxation, then what lessons, if any, may be learned from the difficult paths faced by this tax in these countries. We conclude that the political momentum behind the Swedish family business was distinct, and, possibly, capable of travel to the UK.


The research for this article is part of the FairTax EU project, which is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme 2014-2018, grant agreement No. FairTax 649439.


Inheritance; Intergenerational Justice

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