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You stepped up to tackle Ebola - but did the world’s richest countries?

On 1 October the United Nations issued the stark warning that the Ebola outbreak must be brought under control within 60 days or the world will face an unprecedented situation for which...

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Why does a Tax Dodging Bill matter?

May 2015 is an exciting chance for us all to believe in democracy again.  That sounds sarcastic but I really do like to indulge in the belief that our elected representatives, whoever they may...

The UK's 5 richest families own more wealth than 12.6 million of us together

Report out today shows the UK’s five richest families are wealthier than the poorest 20% of the population combined

It's been a long time since stately homes ruled the British countryside, but it seems wealth is once again congregating in the safes of a new UK elite, and at a growing rate.  New...

Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln and the cast of Future News

The Robin Hood Tax campaign presents... Future News featuring Andrew Lincoln, Bill Nighy and their fellow stars from 'Love Actually' and 'Harry Potter'

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...

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Still more to do on the Lobby Bill...

The Lobbying Bill: YES there are STILL things wrong with it, NO we're still not happy and NO the campaign isn't over. Since we last blogged about the 'Lobbying Bill'...

Campaigners outside the ABF AGM

Campaign action report: Associated British Foods AGM

Last Friday might not have been a big date on everyone's festive calendar, but for Oxfam supporters from around the UK it was time to join one yearly party in style: the Annual General Meeting...

Gagging Bill - How did your MP vote?

As 2013 draws to a close Oxfam's been busy as part of The Commission on Civil Society and Democratic engagement, keeping tabs on the gagging bill, aka the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party...

Campaiging on tax as part of the IF coalition at the G8

The beginning of the end of tax secrecy?

With the weather now firmly autumnal, it might seem like a long time has passed since David Cameron and the other G8 leaders stood on the banks of Loch Erne and pledged to work on tax dodging. But in reality...

The Houses of Parliament

What's still wrong with the Government's Lobbying Bill?

It's a critical time for the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill - or the Gagging Law, as campaigners have come to call it. The Bill...

Somali campaigners outside Barclays HQ in London

Somali campaigners call for Barclays back-pedal

I was on my bike very early this morning to join a group of Somali campaigners who are calling on Barclays to keep open the cash lifeline to Somalia. ...

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