Category - tax justice

  • November 23, 2013

    The latest international clampdown on tax evasion must involve both rich and poor countries if it is to stop criminals hiding billions, campaigners say.

  • September 26, 2013

    Governments have made major breakthroughs in talks about replacing the Millennium Development Goals in 2016 – although challenges remain, says Christian Aid.

  • September 16, 2013

    In his book The Great Tax Robbery, Richard Brooks notes that "the institutions that shape the tax system have been captured by the tax industry and corporate interests. Policy is determined through committees and consultation processes in which the tax avoidance industry’s representatives dominate, before being nodded through by parliament without proper debate. This cosy cartel urgently needs dismantling," he declares. Wendy Bradley argues that replacing recently resigned David Heaton with someone on the General Anti Abuse advisory panel (GAAR) who represents ordinary people rather than the tax wizards would be a good place to start.

  • September 9, 2013

    G20 leaders’ decisions on tax and financial transparency are welcome but they do little or nothing for poor countries, says Christian Aid.

  • August 17, 2013

    The global development NGO War on Want is calling on supporters to take action to help abolish the UK’s tax havens as soon as possible.

  • August 4, 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.

  • June 18, 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.

  • March 29, 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.

  • March 26, 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.

  • March 20, 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.