Category - taxation

  • October 3, 2011

    Policy makers are failing to live up to the pledges of the world’s most powerful nations to tackle tax haven secrecy, according to a major new index.

  • September 27, 2011

    G20 ministers’ latest plan to help poor countries misses an opportunity to drive massive change by neglecting action against tax dodgers, says Christian Aid.

  • August 30, 2011

    Christian Aid is warning that a new UK-Swiss tax deal amounts to collusion with criminality and will seriously damage poor countries.

  • August 20, 2011

    Britain may be broke, but the government's desperation to cut the deficit seems to have its limits. This morning, Eric Pickles has ruled out an increase in council tax for houses valued at more than £1million. He is portraying measures that would affect only the richest as an attack on the "middle class". In reality, the government is consistent in pursuing the interests of the very wealthy at the expense of the rest of us.

  • August 15, 2011

    In most religious traditions there is a commitment to giving money to the poor, and more radically to various kinds of economic sharing within communities.

  • August 12, 2011

    Right-wing columnists are having a field day in the wake of the riots, demonising single parents, benefit recipients and working class people generally. To be consistent in condemning looting, we should criticise not only the rioters but the wealthy bankers and politicians who are looting our society.

  • August 1, 2011

    Christian Aid has welcomed legislation to force companies to reveal the taxes and fees paid to governments in every country where they operate.

  • July 27, 2011

    A glance at the front pages of this morning's papers gives a brief snapshot of the grotesque reality of ConDem Britain. The Daily Mail and Daily Express lead with vicious and misleading attacks on disabled benefit claimants, while the Daily Telegraph reports on Boris Johnson's call for very wealthy people to pay less tax.

    Welcome to the UK under David Cameron, where the poorest are blamed for the nation's problems while the richest are portrayed as victims.

  • April 12, 2011

    A campaign has been launched to defend the "Fortnum & Mason 145" - the people who were arrested last month after peaceful direct action in central London.

  • March 29, 2011

    A debate on 29 March has asked how far banks have a responsibility to contribute to the common good, and if the proposed Robin Hood Tax is the solution.