taxation

  • 30 Aug 2011

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

  • 20 Aug 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.

  • 15 Aug 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.

  • 12 Aug 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.

  • 1 Aug 2011

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

  • 27 Jul 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.

  • 12 Apr 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.

  • 29 Mar 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.

  • 18 Mar 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.

  • 8 Feb 2011

    President Nicolas Sarkozy faces a global campaign demanding that the G20 commits to ending tax haven secrecy when it meets later in 2011.