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Why should we pay tax? Lesson 4 of 6

GCSE • Finance & The Economy • Core Curriculum

Why should we pay tax?

This lesson is part 4 of a sequence of 6 lessons addressing the key enquiry: What has the UK economy got to do with me?

In this lesson, students revisit knowledge of what the money raised by tax is used to fund in the UK before considering our responsibility to pay tax for the benefit of society. They explore tax evasion and tax avoidance, using case studies as the focus of discussion and debate. At the end of the lesson, students advocate their point of view on the topic using evidence from the lesson.

Students will work towards answering the following questions:
  1. Do you currently pay tax?
  2. What is the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance?
  3. As British citizens, is it our responsibility to pay tax?
  4. Should we try to avoid paying tax?


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