• September 20, 2012

    Yesterday evening, I was very pleased to take part in a debate on “Can capitalism be made good?” in Marlborough. I argued “no”, alongside Stewart Wallis from the New Economics Foundation. On the other side were Will Morris, chair of the CBI’s tax committee and Anglican priest, and Hugh Pym of the BBC. The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, presided.

  • September 19, 2012

    The ethics of capitalism is this year's topic for the annual Bishop of Salisbury's Debate, which will take place this evening (Wednesday 19 September) in Marlborough. I've been asked to be one of the speakers.

  • September 11, 2012

    Since the economic crisis, people have become increasingly aware of the unfairness of our current tax system. Tax avoidance by corporations and the super-rich gives the appearance that paying tax is an optional extra, whilst low-paid workers have no choice in the matter.

  • September 3, 2012
  • September 3, 2012

    The Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty 'Tax Justice Bus' reached Bristol this morning, as part of its journey across Britain and Ireland.

  • August 27, 2012

    New recommendations on how the UK should lead the global fight against tax dodging should be heeded by the Government, says Christian Aid.

  • July 3, 2012

    One of Britain's most well-known Christian accountants has described the UK as a tax haven for the rich in which the poor are now paying more in tax.

  • June 22, 2012

    The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church in Britain and the United Reformed Church has issued a statement about the Government's new poverty measures and tax avoidance.

  • June 22, 2012

    Christian Aid has urged tax-dodging corporations to echo comedian Jimmy Carr’s apology for tax avoidance and his pledge to pay full tax in future.

  • April 2, 2012

    From 6 April 2012, some poor UK households may lose tax credits due to them because of inadequate communication by the government. Numerous low-income families already face drastic tax credit and welfare benefits cuts. But even some of those still entitled to child or working tax credit may not receive this.