Category - taxation

  • 31 Dec 2012

    It's New Year's Eve, newsrooms are quiet and casual comments by ministers are enough to make top headlines. Today, Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, has made the news with some vaguely worded attacks on the system of tax credits.

  • 1 Dec 2012

    Mention online activism and you can trigger some extreme reactions. At one end of the spectrum are people who believe the future is all about Facebook, Twitter and online petitions. At the other, those who scoff at the very idea, seeing it as an excuse for laziness and pointing out that Facebook and Twitter are powerful corporations that we should be opposing.

  • 26 Nov 2012

    Large numbers of people will switch off Facebook on Saturday in protest at the company’s tax avoidance. The action has been launched by Church Action on Poverty.

  • 26 Nov 2012

    Christian Aid is urging the UK government to abandon its “shoddy” tax deal with Switzerland, after the German Parliament struck down a similar treaty.

  • 26 Nov 2012

    As public anger rises over news of tax avoidance by Starbucks, the coffee giant is to face a day of nonviolent action by people opposed to government cuts.

  • 6 Nov 2012

    There is a whole raft of initiatives and referendums on state ballots. We offer a summary here, with comments where appropriate on issues of social justice relating to these proposals.

  • 2 Nov 2012

    The Scottish Finance Secretary must end tax avoidance by large companies such as Starbucks as it gains more tax powers in Scotland, Greens say.

  • 21 Oct 2012

    Over 150,000 people have marched in London, Glasgow and Belfast for alternatives to the UK government's cuts agenda.

  • 20 Sep 2012

    Yesterday evening, I was very pleased to take part in a debate on “Can capitalism be made good?” in Marlborough. I argued “no”, alongside Stewart Wallis from the New Economics Foundation. On the other side were Will Morris, chair of the CBI’s tax committee and Anglican priest, and Hugh Pym of the BBC. The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, presided.

  • 19 Sep 2012

    The ethics of capitalism is this year's topic for the annual Bishop of Salisbury's Debate, which will take place this evening (Wednesday 19 September) in Marlborough. I've been asked to be one of the speakers.