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MPs right to point finger at Google over tax havens

Commenting on MPs challenging Google over its tax avoidance and use of tax havens like Bermuda at today's Public Affairs Committee hearing, Oxfam's Head of Inequality Nick Bryer said: ...

62 people own same as half world – Oxfam

Pre-Davos report shows how 1% now own more than rest of us combined ...

World’s richest 10% produce half of carbon emissions while poorest 3.5 billion account for just a tenth

The poorest half of the world's population - 3.5 billion people - is responsible for just 10 percent of carbon emissions, despite being the most threatened by the catastrophic storms, droughts,...

Huge majority of public back new laws to clamp down on tax havens

Nearly eight out of ten people in the UK say the law needs to change to clamp down on the use of tax havens  Only one in eleven of UK adults think the law is doing a good job...

Reaction to Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report

Responding to Credit Suisse's findings that the richest one per cent now own as much as the rest of the world put together, Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB Chief Executive, said: "This...

Reaction to the OECDs Tax Action Plan

Reacting to the OECD's Tax Action Plan, released in Paris today, Nick Bryer, Head of Oxfam's Inequality Campaign said: ...

Global goals to end extreme poverty ambitious but achievable

Governments need to make a concerted effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and end extreme poverty in a generation, Oxfam says. ...

Failure to agree world tax body in Addis is missed opportunity

Commenting on final agreements reached at the UN financing for development conference in Addis Ababa last night, which aimed to set out how plans to meet poverty targets will be funded over the next...

Government needs to live up to Budget tax-dodging rhetoric at Addis conference

The Government should live up to promises in Wednesday's Budget to clamp down on tax avoidance by supporting rather than blocking crucial reforms to global tax rules being discussed at next week's...

Oxfam reaction to Budget

Reacting to today's Budget, Nick Bryer, Oxfam's Head of UK Policy and Campaigns, said: On UK poverty and a national living wage "Increasing the legal minimum wage is a...

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