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Time to even it up in London

Inequality and poverty in London It might not come as a surprise to those paying to live in London that the inequality and poverty rates are higher than the rest of the nation...

Why must the UK Government lead the way in ending the era of tax havens?

"Some companies use elaborate strategies to avoid paying taxes in countries in which they work, a form of corruption that hurts the poor". The World Bank's President could not have...

Happy birthday, 0.7% aid law!

Britain has a proud history of providing support for people to lift themselves out of poverty around the world. Today, we celebrate part of that history as we reflect on the law, passed exactly one...

Enough is enough: it's time to end tax havens

Something big is happening today: A select committee of MPs are launching an inquiry into the UK's corporate tax system in the wake of recent headlines about the agreement...

Valentine’s Day is for roses, chocolates, and...fighting climate change?

Whether you love Valentine's Day or hate it (don't worry, we've all been there), this year we're celebrating the holiday a little differently. Forget roses, chocolates, and unrequited...

United against climate change

Three weeks ago we launched our #eyesonParis campaign, calling on world leaders to agree a strong climate deal at the UN Climate Summit in Paris. But, ever since the attacks there, the world's...

Why a UK coal phase-out is an offer to be celebrated ahead of the crucial UN climate summit

Earlier this year Oxfam launched a campaign calling on the UK government to phase out climate-wrecking coal power. Thousands of Oxfam supporters joined the campaign, and today - it's happened!...

7 questions you were too embarrassed to ask about the UN Climate Summit

Right now, world leaders are preparing for something huge: the UN Conference of the Parties (COP) Climate Summit this December that will determine how the world will tackle climate change. We've...

Five big things to know about our coal campaign

This summer we launched our campaign to demand the UK government set out a plan for getting rid of coal pollution.  - and let's just say these past five months have been BIG. The passion...

I'll be marching for climate action. Will you?

Today marks World Food Day, but it also sees the much anticipated UN Climate Change conference in Paris, COP21, edge ever closer. The issues of climate change and hunger can no longer be...

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