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Melanie Kramers

Senior Press Officer

Melanie leads Oxfam's media work for its Even It Up campaign to reduce rising global economic inequality. She can be contacted for media enquiries in this area e.g. poverty, tax reform, living wages. Melanie has a background in environmental PR and travel journalism.

Direct line: +44 (0)7825 088894

Email: mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

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REACTION to Sainsbury's launch of Fairly Traded pilot project

In response to Sainsbury's launch of Fairly Traded pilot project for some of its tea, Oxfam's Ethical Trade Manager Rachel Wilshaw said: "Sainsbury's...

REACTION: UK aid pledge for Syria welcome but more action needed to end bloodshed

Commenting on today's announcement by Theresa May that the UK will provide £1bn in aid money to help Syrian refugees and their host countries, Tim Livesey, Oxfam's Head of UK Policy,...

Europe's biggest banks post quarter of profits in tax havens

New data highlights value of tax transparency in the fight against tax dodging Europe's 20 biggest banks posted profits of at least £18 billion (€25 billion) in global tax...

REACTION: Forbes billionaires list

Commenting on the 2017 Forbes billionaires list, which revealed a record 233 new billionaires, Oxfam's Head of Inequality Policy Max Lawson said: ...

Reaction: Prime Minister's commitment to economic reform must ensure the economy benefits all

Commenting in response to the Prime Minister's speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos today, in which she said a new approach from business and government was needed to respond to public...

Eight people own same wealth as half the world

Pre-Davos report shows gap between richest and poor is greater than feared Eight billionaires own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who form the poorest half of the world's population,...

REACTION: Tax transparency needed to hold overseas territories to account

Margaret Hodge MP has today proposed an amendment to the Criminal Finance Bill that would ensure the UK's overseas territories adopt the same transparency standards as the rest of the UK by the...

REACTION: Countries from around the world demand a more transparent global tax system

Politicians from around the world today called on governments to ensure that comprehensive information about companies' taxable activities is published, at the Public Affairs Committee summit...

Activists need to experiment and take risks in order to bring about social change

Oxfam development expert launches 'field guide to social activism' Solving the most pressing global challenges of our time, including the migration crisis, runaway inequality...

REACTION: MPs say lack of transparency in UK offshore territories hinders anti-corruption drive

Commenting on today's International Development Committee's report which found that the continuing lack of transparency in the UK's Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies risks significantly...