I am proud to join the leaders of Greenpeace, ActionAid, Civicus and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development in highlighting the urgent need to tackle the vested interests of the 1%, in order to build a better world for all of humanity.
The time has come for developing countries to be on an equal footing when it comes to negotiations about global tax rules. The Independent Commission on tax reform will meet for the first time next week in New York. Oxfam hopes they will reach a more global and independent opinion on how to forge a fairer tax system for the future.
So there are now 1,826 global billionaires with a combined wealth of $7.05 trillion. This beats last year’s amount by $650 billion, but is this good news?
On a global scale, tax dodging is depriving poor countries of hundreds of millions and often billions of dollars each year, as individuals and corporations are allowed to hide their money away and avoid paying tax. On a personal level, it has devastating effects.
Oxfam’s view is that by making sure the richest pay their fair share of tax, tackling the scourge of precarious low paid work and investing in high quality, free and public services for all, we can begin to make progress on reducing inequality.
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HSBC’s Swiss branch helped over 130,000 wealthy people dodge their taxes. This is yet another shocking scandal making tax dodging appear more like a film franchise than a damaging global practice. Here's how the European Union could help ensure justice.
Greece’s rejection of austerity policies may raise eyebrows across Europe, but it should not come as a surprise. Civil society has been warning about the possibility of a continental ‘lost decade’ for several years, with Oxfam predicting that damaging austerity policies could force up to 25 million Europeans into poverty by 2025.