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Taxing talent: How Britain can attract and retain the world’s best workers

Type: ReportsWritten by Alexander Ulrich | Wednesday 12 October 2011

Competition for highly-skilled migrants is more intense than ever. In this policy paper, Alexander Ulrich assesses the importance of highly skilled migrants to the British economy and the factors that migrants consider when deciding where to move. He finds that, of the five biggest factors, the only significant one that government can influence in the short term is income tax levels. If Britain is to attract the best workers from around the world, it has to offer a competitive tax system.

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