Category - tax avoidance

  • October 14, 2011

    Investors wanting to ensure their money supports ethical concerns should add tax behaviour to the criteria by which companies are judged, says Christian Aid.

  • October 4, 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.

  • 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 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.

  • July 11, 2011

    Following a debate at their conference, the Methodist Church has issued a statement saying that tax avoidance "impoverishes the vulnerable and is morally unacceptable".

  • May 4, 2011

    The Baptist Union of Great Britain has voted to work with other churches against big companies which avoid paying tax to the detriment of the world's poor.

  • March 26, 2011

    A central London branch of Barclay's Bank was closed early after Christians concerned about economic injustice planned to hold an act of worship there.

  • March 18, 2011

    A new Tax and Financial Transparency Bill has been tabled in the House of Commons to tackle the UK's billion-pound tax evasion scandal.

  • February 22, 2011

    The government’s ‘publish-what-you-pay’ standard for mining and ‘extractive’ companies across the world is a welcome but partial move, says Christian Aid.

  • February 4, 2011

    Anti-poverty campaigners have handed George Osborne a large jammy dodger biscuit after an opinion poll named the chancellor Britain's worst tax shirker.