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Frame taken from film - silhouette of man carrying out a heist in a hospital

The Heist We're Talking About And What The UK Government Should Do To Help Stop It

400 million people worldwide don't have access to essential healthcare services1. For Cecilia who lives in Zambia, the impact of this has been all too real. Her friend - and her friend's...

Tax shouldn't vanish

Time to get tough on corporate tax avoidance that leaves poor countries short-changed

Through Oxfam's work fighting poverty around the world, we see the devastating impact that not having basic services like clean water and healthcare can have on the world's poorest people.  ...

The Global Alliance for Tax Justice outside of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

One year on from the Panama Papers: how well is the UK tackling tax avoidance?

By Oli Pearce, Policy Manager at Oxfam GB If a week was a long time in Harold Wilson's politics, then a year in the era of Trump's tweets is something else. The election of Donald...

Just 8 billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion poeple

Extreme inequality and the push for an alternative future

Deborah Hardoon introduces our new report, 'An Economy for the 99%' and argues that extreme inequality and a crisis in economics have created the appetite for an alternative vision for the...

Council Housing in Tower Hamlets, dwarfed by the financial buildings of Canary Wharf (Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam)

Inequality and division in the UK – Ensuring the economy works for everyone

The UK is one of the most unequal nations in the developed world. This blog highlights the nature of poverty and inequality and calls on Prime Minister Theresa May to ensure that employment offers...

George Osborne (Creative commons licensed photograph.)

Panama Papers: The scandal doesn't stop here

At least 12 heads of state and government, numerous other politicians, as well as many stars in sports and entertainment: all have allegedly channelled billions of dollars of dodged taxes through...

Time to even it up in London

Inequality and poverty in London It might not come as a surprise to those paying to live in London that the inequality and poverty rates are higher than the rest of the nation...

Why must the UK Government lead the way in ending the era of tax havens?

"Some companies use elaborate strategies to avoid paying taxes in countries in which they work, a form of corruption that hurts the poor". The World Bank's President could not have...

Happy birthday, 0.7% aid law!

Britain has a proud history of providing support for people to lift themselves out of poverty around the world. Today, we celebrate part of that history as we reflect on the law, passed exactly one...

Enough is enough: it's time to end tax havens

Something big is happening today: A select committee of MPs are launching an inquiry into the UK's corporate tax system in the wake of recent headlines about the agreement...

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