Financial Transaction Tax

Robin Hood campaigners outside the German Finance Ministry handing in the Million Strong petition. Credit: DGB/Steinle, 7 May 2015

Blog: The most popular tax in history? The ‘Million Strong’ campaign for a Robin Hood Tax

From Rome to Berlin, Robin Hood Tax campaigners are coming together this week to present a ‘Million Strong’ petition to European leaders. Since the campaign launched, supporters in Europe have taken over a million actions in support of the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), making it one of the most popular taxes in history.

Oxfam campaigners call for a Robin Hood Tax. Photo: Oxfam.

Blog: The Robin Hood Tax: A Lifeline for Global Education

If all students in low income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty.  It’s a startling fact, and one that demonstrates the importance of getting children in the world’s poorest countries into school and learning

Blog: Future News? 3 enlightened reasons to help make the Robin Hood Tax a reality now

The Robin Hood Tax as Future News: featuring Andrew Lincoln, Bill Nighy, Clémence Poésy, Heike Makatsch and Javier Cámara

Following the devastating financial crisis it’s been great to see banks winning back hearts and minds by helping those who were hit the hardest, embracing tough new regulations, and slashing bonuses... Right?

Sometimes it’s tempting to try and rewrite the past, but what about the future? What would you like to see the news reporting in ten years time?

4 pivotal ways the EU can fight poverty in 2014

Blog: 4 pivotal ways the EU can fight poverty in 2014

As major changes sweep over European leadership, 2014 will certainly prove a landmark year in Europe’s standing in the world. This institutional reshuffle offers an opportunity to change gears and tackle global challenges straight on.

At Oxfam, we want to see Europe leading the fight against inequality and climate change, two major injustices threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger, both at home and abroad.

Activistas en favor de la Tasa Robin Hood en Malawi. Foto: Robin Hood Tax Campaign

Blog: Tasa Robin Hood: Último obstáculo hacia la meta superado

La semana pasada llegaron estupendas noticias de Bruselas, donde los ministros de Finanzas europeos acordaron permitir que once países de la UE introdujeran un impuesto sobre las operaciones financieras. Un importante salto paso  hacia adelante para la campaña a favor del Tasa Robin Hood.

Robin Hood Tax campaigners in Malawi show their support. Photo: Robin Hood Tax Campaign

Blog: Over the last hurdle and into the home straight for the Robin Hood Tax

Great news arrived from Brussels on Tuesday as European Finance Ministers agreed to allow eleven EU countries to introduce a Financial Transaction tax (FTT). This is a giant leap for the Robin Hood Tax campaign.

Acto de calle de la campaña Tasa Robin Hood en París, 2011. Foto: Oxfam

Blog: La Tasa Robin Hood Europea ve la luz verde

Durante estas últimas semanas, Europa ha dado un paso más hacia la Tasa Robin Hood. La Comisión Europea ha dado luz verde a un grupo formado por 11 países, entre los que se encuentran  algunas de las economías más importantes del continente, para que se acerquen a la Tasa de Transacción Financiera Europea (TTF). 

Robin Hood Tax stunt in Paris, France, 2011. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: European Robin Hood Tax gets the green light

Over the last few weeks, Europe has moved one step closer to a Robin Hood Tax. The European Commission gave the green light for a group of 11 countries, including many of the continent’s biggest economies, to move ahead on a European Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). 

Twitter messages were brought to the mass demonstration in Nice on Tuesday. #TweetG20 Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Energy and action in the lead up to the G20 Summit

The G20 Summit officially beings today in Cannes, and Oxfam is working hard to influence governments to put smart development solutions at the heart of their decision-making.

Oxfam's pre-G20 summit stunt reminded G20 leaders that the decisions they make at Cannes this week will affect people living in poverty around the world. Photo: Delphine Bedel/Oxfam France

Blog: Short on cash, G20 leaders try ‘Innovative Financing’ for size

Last year in Seoul, G20 leaders made an ambitious commitment to the “Seoul Development Consensus for Shared Growth.” This week in Cannes, the global financial meltdown and Eurozone crisis are likely to dominate.

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