Category - taxation

  • November 26, 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.

  • November 26, 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.

  • November 26, 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.

  • November 7, 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.

  • November 2, 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.

  • October 22, 2012

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

  • September 20, 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.

  • September 19, 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.

  • September 11, 2012

    Since the economic crisis, people have become increasingly aware of the unfairness of our current tax system. Tax avoidance by corporations and the super-rich gives the appearance that paying tax is an optional extra, whilst low-paid workers have no choice in the matter.

  • September 3, 2012