Category - tax

  • 4 Aug 2013

    The Patent Box is supposed to be a tax technicality: from April of this year (2013), any company that makes profits out of a patent can pay a lower tax rate on that bit of their profits. It is meant to encourage investment and economic growth, and to prevent the movement of intellectual property offshore. But Wendy Bradley discovers that the devil is in the detail of what is actually a multi-milion pound giveaway to big companies. The government needs seriously to look at benefits, procedure and priorities in adjusting the tax system.

  • 18 Jun 2013

    The Lough Erne declaration on tax, agreed today (Tuesday 18 June) at the G8 summit, is too easy to get round, a senior trade unionist has warned.

  • 16 Jun 2013

    I am on a train that’s just pulled out of Leeds, following a great day at ‘Not the G8', a conference run by the World Development Movement (WDM).

  • 14 May 2013

    Holy Trinity Brompton is expecting a protest today after inviting executives from the investment bank Goldman Sachs to speak at its “Leadership Conference”.

  • 1 May 2013

    Germany's biggest Protestant gathering has made a strong appeal for an end to international tax evasion and speculation on foodstuffs.

  • 29 Mar 2013

    The recent Google, Amazon and Starbucks scandals in Britain have shown that loopholes for multinationals to avoid tax need to be closed, says Christian Aid.

  • 26 Mar 2013

    Leaders working on an anti-poverty plan, including David Cameron, have been told to ensure it helps poor countries collect the tax billions they are owed.

  • 20 Mar 2013

    The Government has missed an opportunity to use tax reform to help reduce developing countries’ reliance on aid, says Christian Aid in response to the budget.

  • 13 Mar 2013

    I have often been critical of the Church of England’s leadership for being slow to speak out on issues of economic justice. I’m therefore delighted that 43 CofE bishops have criticised the coalition for cutting benefits (or technically, for raising them by one percent, which is below the rate of inflation and therefore a cut in all but name).

  • 5 Mar 2013

    Christian students applauded staff in a Manchester branch of Costa after the company paid its taxes, but vowed to keep up pressure on corporate tax avoiders.