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Coalition on carbon pricing welcome but no ‘silver bullet’ unless revenues help world’s poorest – Oxfam

Oxfam welcomes today's announcement by the World Bank Group on a new Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, made of 73 countries and more than 1,000 companies and investors. The coalition...

Oxfam reaction to G7 summit outcomes

Energy security, climate change and the global economy were among the main topics the G7 leaders addressed during the Brussels summit, but Oxfam says what's needed is a stronger steer from leaders.  ...

Oxfam response to the Queen's Speech

Responding to the announcement in the Queen's Speech of legislation to set up a public registry of beneficial ownership, Sally Copley, Oxfam's Head of UK Policy, said: ...

Challenge to World Bank and IMF to get serious about extreme inequality

Global wealth inequality threatens economic and social viability. Following Oxfam's January report revealing that just 85 people owned the same wealth as the bottom half the world's population,...

Rigged rules mean economic growth is increasingly 'winner takes all' for rich elites

Wealth of half world's population now same as that of group who could fit on a double-decker bus. Wealthy elites have co-opted political power to rig the rules of the economic game, undermining...

Oxfam reacts to Barclays last minute extension to Somali remittance closures

In response to Barclays move to extend the closure of one major Somali money transfer organisation, Oxfam's Director of Campaigns and Policy, Ben Phillips, said:  "Barclays'...

Oxfam reaction to Barclays closing last remittance accounts to Somalia

Today in response to Barclays bank closing its final remittance accounts from the UK to Somalia, Oxfam's Director of Campaigns and Policy, Ben Phillips, said: "Today is a bleak day...

Oxfam response to Justine Greening announcing new aid package to Somalia

In response to Justine Greening announcing £50m in aid to Somalia, Oxfam's Head of Policy, Max Lawson, said: "While we welcome the UK government's support to Somalia, there is...

Lost tax haven cash enough to end extreme poverty - twice over

UK-linked tax havens are the biggest G8 culprits People using tax havens are depriving the world of more than $150 billion (£100bn) in lost revenue, enough money to end extreme poverty twice...

Oxfam response to announcement that some of Britain’s Overseas Territories have agreed to more tax transparency and sharing of tax information

In response to today's announcement that some of Britain's Overseas Territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands) have agreed to...

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