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Christian Aid has welcomed plans to crack down on tax advisers selling aggressive tax avoidance schemes but says it will make little difference to the trillions hidden offshore.
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.
Richard Murphy a Quaker, commentator and founder of the Tax Justice Network gave the Beckly lecture at the annual Methodist Conference yesterday (2 July)
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.
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.
Catholic bishops have called on the EU to tackle corporate tax dodging. They say it deprives the world’s poorest countries of more than £100bn every year.
Eight anti-cuts protesters arrested in Fortnum and Mason last year have been found not guilty despite the conviction of other protesters on the same evidence.
Christian Aid says that chancellor George Osborne has spoken out against tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance, but has failed to act accordingly.
Three major British Churches are calling on Chancellor George Osborne to take tough action on tax avoidance in his 21 March 2012 statement.
A bishop has asked questions in the House of Lords about tax avoidance by multinational corporations.