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Topic: Tax justice

FE exclusive in the Independent: tax credits money clawed back from Britain’s poor under new powers

1 Sep 2014: Since tax credits go to those on lower incomes, it can often be impossible for people to find the money to repay.
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Tax justice tour August 9: find out more about fighting tax dodging businesses!

27 Jul 2014: Join Action Aid on August 9 on a tax justice tour as they talk and walk people through many of the ways big business gets away with paying less tax than the rest of us.
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Help UK Uncut boot out Boots this Saturday!

26 Jun 2014: Boots have dodged £1.3bn in Tax since 2007. That’s £1.3bn of our money that could be spent on safe homes, schools, hospitals, women’s services, legal aid and keeping our NHS public.
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Vodafone stores around the country to be targeted by nationwide UK Uncut protests

11 Jun 2014: Protest group Focus E15 Mothers to join in national day of action to highlight cuts to social housing
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UK Uncut return to Vodafone

18 May 2014: This follows wide anger at news of Gary Barlow's tax dodge: expect to take action against the mobile company in June.
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The Fair Tax mark could help close UK’s tax gap

2 Mar 2014: The Fair Tax Mark has been developed by a team of tax justice campaigners, including Richard Murphy, and experts in corporate responsibility and ethical consumerism.
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Ethical Consumer: why we’re pursuing a boycott of Amazon

7 Jan 2013: Simon Birch on the tax dodging issue and Ethical Consumer's Amazon boycott.
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The golden mug, Osborne’s Autumn statement and tax dodgers who should pay

2 Dec 2012: Birmingham Against the Cuts on Osborne's looming Autumn statement and taking on tax dodgers.
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Campaigning for and against a Robin Hood Tax: open or shut?

1 Dec 2012: Owen Tudor on the state of play for Robin Hood...
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Not long to go: UK Uncut, December 8 and a wakeup call for tax dodgers…

29 Nov 2012: UK Uncut's plan to transform Starbucks into nationwide Refuges from the Cuts is taking shape...
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Council tax – the reform that is needed and the cuts that will actually happen

2 Nov 2012: In this excellent post, Richard Exell explains the inequalities of council tax and the problems that cuts to council tax benefit will cause.
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Ethical Consumer event on tax justice: How do we stop corporate tax dodging?

6 Sep 2012: Tackling tax havens - from the Cayman Islands to your local council: getting corporations to pay their fair share of tax.
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Another G20 country moves on Robin Hood tax…

10 Aug 2012: When will UK and US politicians make their move towards Robin Hood tax...?
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The Great Olympic tax swindle

4 Jul 2012: Ethical Consumer report shows multinationals sponsoring the Games are set to avoid paying millions of pounds in tax
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The Missing Billions: UK Uncut and the alternative to slashing services

25 Jun 2012: As the government targets welfare, UK Uncut continues to target tax avoidance.
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A great chance to learn about Robin Hood tax

8 Jun 2012: Want to know more about making this great idea a reality?
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Robin Hood tax: it’s growing

2 Jun 2012: One to celebrate this weekend - a Robin Hood tax!
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Why fiscal health depends on fairer taxation

12 May 2012: Why a shift to a more progressive system would have wider economic benefits - especially on the health of public finances.
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The case for austerity among the rich

27 Mar 2012: Professor Danny Dorling of the University of Sheffield publishes his new paper.
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Financial transparency bill will help tackle the tax dodgers

10 Nov 2011: Caroline Lucas's Tax and Financial Transparency Bill is due for a second reading on 25 November – but it needs our support.
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Plan B starts here

30 Oct 2011: An important new report sets out an alternative to George Osborne's failed economics. Co-author Howard Reed outlines its main themes.
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Tax haven responses underline need for government action

17 Oct 2011: Responses to ActionAid's investigation show why the Treasury must tighten tax rules. Instead it proposes to relax them.
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Research exposes ethical deficit at the heart of companies taking over public sector

16 Sep 2011: Public services industry has a woeful record on tax dodging, environmental protection, human rights, and in many other areas
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She needs a maternity unit NOT a costly NHS reorganisation

15 May 2011: New posters target Lansley's NHS reforms and Osborne's corporation tax cuts.
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Video: Robin Hood Tax hits the road

12 Apr 2011: Robin Hood Tax campaigners are finding out about cuts across Britain. Their video dispatches bring home just what we are losing.
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Video: It cuts both ways – alternatives to austerity

25 Mar 2011: Movie on alternatives to the cuts featuring Bill Nighy, economist Ann Pettifor, Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien, UK Uncut and False Economy.
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Osborne crowned king of the tax dodgers

1 Feb 2011: We awarded George Osborne a giant jammy dodger after he was named top tax shirker in our online poll.
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Vodafone website hijack

12 Dec 2010: Earlier today, campaigners noticed that Vodafone were running a competition through Twitter for the best tweet containing the hashtag #mademesmile...
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Six videos of tax dodger protests from around the country

6 Dec 2010: Film of UK Uncut protests against Philip Green's Top Shop and other stores in Cambridge, Birmingham, London and Brighton.
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We shut down the tax dodgers’ stores – and the shoppers supported us

5 Dec 2010: Across the country, this disparate group of people have encountered something remarkable.
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