tax justice

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Blog: Developing countries must be at the heart of Global Tax Reform

After the world was plunged into a financial crisis, back in 2009, G20 leaders promised to clean up the international tax system, once and for all.

Tax inequality at the heart of European public discontent

Blog: Tax inequality at the heart of European public discontent

It is a shocking indictment of the system that the 85 richest people on the planet own as much money as the world’s bottom half, and in Europe the top 10 richest people have a combined wealth of €217bn – reveals Natalia Alonso.

Toward an international movement to tackle inequality

Blog: Toward an international movement to tackle inequality

International agreement on the need to take action against rising and damaging economic inequality is gathering pace.

3 ways tax justice can help close the inequality gap

Blog: 3 ways tax justice can help close the inequality gap

It was US President Benjamin Franklin who said, in 1789, "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." Oh how times have changed – at least for a minority. While in the past 200 years, the economic elite have not yet found a way to cheat death, they have been masterful at dodging paying their fair dues in tax.

Working for the Few: Inequality and the threat to democracy

Blog: Working for the Few: Inequality and the threat to democracy

Emerging from the financial crisis, the global economy is strengthening. Yet around the world most people are still being excluded from opportunities to better themselves and achieve prosperity. Increasingly the biggest benefits of growth are being captured instead by a tiny elite. We live in a world where the 85 richest people own the wealth of half of the world’s population.

Blog: G20 must rewrite global rules on corporate tax

While disagreements over Syria are likely to dominate the annual G20 Summit in St Petersburg this week, leaders are at least in agreement about one key issue on the table: the need to rewrite global corporate tax rules.

Calentando motores para la cumbre del G8

Blog: Calentando motores para la cumbre del G8

Hay suficientes alimentos en el mundo para alimentar a todo el planeta. Entonces, ¿por qué una de cada ocho personas sigue yéndose a la cama con hambre? Este mes, ocho personas se reunirán en Irlanda del Norte y podrán empezar a responder a esta pregunta.

Warming up for the G8

Blog: Warming up for the G8

There's enough food in the world to feed everyone. So why does one person in every eight still go to bed hungry?

This month, eight people will meet in Northern Ireland - and they can start to answer this one question. 



Palm trees, Cayman Islands 2006. Credit: Kris Fulgham/Flickr

Blog: Corruption, extortion and money laundering: Time for the G20 to act

Corruption, extortion and money laundering will be on the agenda this week (Feb 25-26) when the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group meets in Moscow. They will have to act decisively and strongly to stem the flood of dirty money bleeding poor countries dry.

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