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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: British tax haven used in football tax dodge

Reports today show that football stars including Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho; Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo; Monaco captain, Radamel Falcao; and Arsenal player, Mesut Özil are...

Oxfam reaction: New OECD tax data

New OECD tax data reveals governments are taxing poor and letting rich off the hook, says Oxfam Responding to the publication of two new tax reports by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation...

Credit Suisse report: Richest 1% own quarter of UK wealth

In reaction to the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report published today, which shows that despite economic uncertainty following Brexit and a fall in overall wealth*, the richest one percent of the...

REACTION Prime Ministers pledge to confront inequality is welcome

Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech to Conservative Party conference today, Oxfam GB chief executive Mark Goldring said: "Oxfam welcomes the Prime Minister's pledge to confront...

Closing gap between haves and have-nots is companies' business - poll

The British public overwhelmingly believes business has a responsibility to act to reduce inequality and put an end to corporate tax dodging, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by Oxfam and...

Richest 1% owns 20 times more than UK's poorest 20%

Oxfam calls on PM to set out plan to close Britain's great divide in her conference speech ...

Response to G20 Leaders’ meeting in Hangzhou

In response to the G20 Leaders' meeting in Hangzhou, China, Oxfam's Head of Global Policy and Campaigns, Penny Fowler, said: ...

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