The latest study by The Ex’tax Project, New era. New Plan. Europe., shows that by implementing the tax shift, the European Union and EU member states would benefit from higher economic growth, more jobs and a cleaner environment. A tax shift would result in a 2% increase in GDP, additional employment for 6.6 million people, and reduce carbon emissions by 8.2%, all of which by 2020 and saving € 27.7 billion on energy import bills over a five-year period.   Growing support for a tax shift According to the European Commission, a tax shift from labour to less distortive tax bases such as environmental taxes is “a winning strategy.” “One of the biggest tax policy challenges in Europe is that governments tend to rely on labour taxes far too much. However, overdependence on...