tax evasion

  • September 28, 2016

    The UK’s aid watchdog has highlighted how the Department for International Development could more effectively help poor countries to tackle the tax avoidance and evasion that rob them of billions, in a new report welcomed by Christian Aid.

  • May 19, 2016

    The UK will only successfully tackle corruption when its tax havens apply UK levels of transparency, Christian Aid said yesterday after the Queen’s Speech highlighted plans for action against money laundering, corruption and tax evasion.

  • May 4, 2016

    Christian Aid campaigners from Witney gathered on 30 April 2016 in the Prime Minister’s constituency outside properties which are now owned in Jersey and the British Virgin Islands, to demand that David Cameron finally gets tough with the UK’s secretive tax havens.

  • April 11, 2016

    Impoverished country governments could be up to $61 billion worse off in 2016 as a result of the crash in global commodity prices and strengthening of the US dollar. This is reducing government revenue and increasing the relative size of debt payments in foreign currencies.

  • April 4, 2016

    In May 2010 the incoming coalition government seized upon a silly, ill-advised note left in the Treasury by the outgoing Chief Secretary Liam Byrne. It said, "I'm afraid there is no money".

  • July 8, 2015

    Responding to the 2015 Summer Budget, development agency Oxfam gave a qualified welcome to action on tax abuse, but said that much more is needed.

  • February 7, 2015

    A new Public Accounts Committee report highlighting the role of large accountancy firms in tax avoidance is awaiting government response.

  • February 4, 2015

    Archbishop Justin Welby has stressed the importance of companies paying their fair share of tax in the countries where they make their money.

  • January 29, 2015

    Commenting on the launch of the Tax Dodging Bill campaign across the UK, Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow said:

  • January 29, 2015

    Tougher tax legislation could bring in billions of extra revenue to fight poverty, says charities and church organisations across Britain.