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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...

Farmer Virginia Ñuñonca Ccallo, 54, and her daughter Elian, 11, with some of their lambs and sheep.

For the love of our Climate Act, thank you Cameron and Clegg

Charities, businesses, trade unions, investors and faith groups all breathed a sigh of relief yesterday, as the Government announced that the fourth carbon budget was safe. The fourth...

Farmer Virginia Ñuñonca Ccallo, 54, and her daughter Elian, 11, with some of their lambs and sheep.

For the love of.... our Climate Act

Oxfam and other members of The Climate Coalition have been tweeting David Cameron and Nick Clegg asking them to show some real ambition in the fight against climate change. We want them to stick...

Panning for gold in Australia

Super rich getting richer at a rate of knots, says Forbes magazine

What's the difference between 85 and 67? One year, according to Forbes. Because with newly calculated figures available for 2014 it appears that now just 67 people own the same wealth as the...

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...

Constituency Campaigners induction day

Our Constituency Campaigner Programme aims to give you the knowledge, tools and support to make sure your voice is heard and has influence at the highest level. This voluntary role will give...

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...

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Constituency Campaigners Recruitment

Are you passionate about politics and international development? Always dreamed of becoming a grassroots lobbyist? Do you want to gain invaluable skills in political influencing and help Oxfam change...

Is it about time we stopped attacking the welfare state?

Is it about time we stopped attacking the welfare state?

Even though a recent survey has shown that attitudes towards people on benefits might be softening, the stigma of living in poverty is very much alive. Just last week, at the Liberal Democrats conference,...

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