Can communication and design change how we perceive tax? | NEW SPERI public event

On Thursday 4th October join SPERI for a special event in London as we discuss the role that communications and design can play in shaping people’s attitudes to tax.

The event will celebrate the launch of ‘Communicating Tax: Exploring alternatives to the UK government’s Annual Tax Summary’, a new report by Liam Stanley (SPERI, University of Sheffield) and Rebecca Bramall (London College of Communication, UAL) that will be published on October 4th. The report is the culmination of a research project that has explored alternative ways of reporting on and communicating about tax and public spending (find out more about the project here)

A short presentation about the research will precede a panel discussion involving tax campaigners and communications experts, and there will also be an opportunity to view The Ministry of Tax, an exhibit presenting an alternative tax summary developed by designers from the project team.

Speakers include

  • Jonathan Gray, Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies, King’s College London
  • Ellie Mae O’Hagan, journalist
  • Robert Palmer, Executive Director, Tax Justice UK

Tickets for the event are free. Register your place here