It’s been amazing to see the spread of tax justice over the last couple of years. It’s no longer just organisations like ActionAid and a smattering of MPs leading the charge. Influential sections of the media have also joined the charge.
Ethical Consumer have been playing a leading role, both covering the issues and giving people the information they need to ask the right questions of corporations.
On 28 September, I’ll be talking about ActionAid’s tax justice campaigning at an event they’re running, alongside Richard Murphy from Tax Research and UK Uncut. It’s at 4.00 on 28 September at the Human Rights Action Centre.
Even more excitingly, they’ll be launching their own tax justice campaign at the event.
“The tax justice movement is really gaining momentum, from the introduction of country by country reporting in Norway, to procurement criteria in French local authorities. We hope that this event will inspire more people to take action against those companies avoiding tax and to start to pressure local councils in making positive changes to their procurement procedures here in the UK.”
It’s shaping up to be a brilliant event. Entry is free - hope to see you there!