An open letter has been sent to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, ahead of the Anglo-French Summit, by 50 civil society organisations – including Ekklesia – under the banner of the Robin Hood Tax Campaign. It calls for progress towards agreement on an EU wide financial sector tax
While billions have gone to banks and brokers in bailouts and bonuses, the main parties are competing with each other over how much needs to be lopped off public services in order to reduce national debt and keep the IMF happy.
2,000 people from civil society groups, churches, mosques and synagogues heard a call for the UK to introduce a ceiling on interest rates, after evidence gathered over months of listening to the impact of the financial crisis on ordinary people .
The global financial crisis may increase social conflict, says the head of the International Labour Office, claiming that civil society groups have an important role in helping those affected to be heard.