Campaign to make tax fair | ActionAid UK

Campaign to make tax fair

You’ve heard about tax dodging companies like Starbucks1 and Amazon2 in the UK. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Every year, unfair international tax rules let companies dodge billions of pounds of tax in developing countries – tax that could pay for essential services like schools and hospitals.

Ending tax dodging

Up till 2017, together with the countries most affected, we were campaigning to end tax dodging so that poorer countries can stop losing out on these vital funds. With fairer tax rules, the citizens of these countries could finally have decent access to healthcare and education that is everyone’s right.

Together with campaigners in the Global South, we had some massive campaign wins, that will change the lives of millions of people across the global south, from making UK supermarkets give farmers a fair deal to helping Zambia tackle tax dodging. 

Read more about our wins here!

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The impact of tax dodging

Poorer countries lose an estimated $200billion3 to tax dodging every year – more than the international aid sent by all rich countries put together

The company Associated British Foods dodged at least £17 million4 of taxes in Zambia

The tax dodged by Associated British Foods could send an extra 48,000 children5 to school every year



Page updated 6 October 2020