Category - tax avoidance

  • November 28, 2017

    Leaders of the UK’s overseas territories gather in London today.The focus will be on disaster relief and improving resilience to climate change.  As many of these economies are reliant on financial secrecy and low tax, the time has come to discuss how overseas territories might transition away from this status quo, says Christian Aid.

  • November 9, 2017

    Tax Justice UK, the country’s leading campaigning organisation dedicated to fighting for a fairer tax system, has called on the Prime Minister to take the action needed to tackle tax avoidance in the wake of the release of the Paradise Papers.

  • November 9, 2017

    Governments must take five immediate steps to stop corporations and the super-rich cheating poor countries out of over $170 billion in tax revenues every year, says Oxfam.

  • November 7, 2017

    Transparency International is calling for central, public registers of the real owners of companies, as well as registers containing information on all parties to trusts. 

  • November 6, 2017

    With links to the Queen, Donald Trump and the Premier League, the Paradise Paper leaks, revealing the secrets of off-shore tax havens, shows just how endemic this Global system of secrecy is. "Enough is enough", says Christian Aid.

  • March 28, 2017

    NHS prescribing may be further restricted, forcing yet more patients to buy medical products or, if they cannot afford this, to go without.

  • January 19, 2017

    Ministers appear to be losing their nerve in their battle against dangerous secrecy in UK tax havens, in a shift that calls into question Theresa May’s seriousness about tackling tax dodging, Christian Aid is warning.

  • September 28, 2016

    The UK’s aid watchdog has highlighted how the Department for International Development could more effectively help poor countries to tackle the tax avoidance and evasion that rob them of billions, in a new report welcomed by Christian Aid.

  • April 12, 2016

    Tax, rightly levied and honourably accepted, is an instrument of justice.

  • April 11, 2016

    Impoverished country governments could be up to $61 billion worse off in 2016 as a result of the crash in global commodity prices and strengthening of the US dollar. This is reducing government revenue and increasing the relative size of debt payments in foreign currencies.