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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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EU must ensure tax haven blacklist is not a whitewash

The EU should resist political pressure and ensure its upcoming blacklist of tax havens objectively reflects the criteria it has itself set if it is serious about fighting tax avoidance, Oxfam said...

Majority of Conservative voters think Government should be doing more to tackle tax dodging - poll

More than two thirds (70 percent) of Conservative voters think the Government should be doing more to tackle tax dodging by companies, which deprives countries of vital funds needed to fight poverty,...

Reaction: Sheer volume of Paradise Papers data shows industrial-scale tax dodging

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has just published new data on close to 25,000 entities connected to the Paradise Papers. Commenting on this release of files on Appleby...

Reaction: Credit Suisse Global Wealth report highlights huge gulf between haves and have nots

In reaction to the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report, published today, Oxfam's Head of Advocacy Katy Chakrabortty, said: "This report highlights the huge gulf between the haves...

Reaction: MPs from all sides call for greater tax transparency

Responding to calls from MPs from all sides - including Andrew Mitchell, Nigel Mills, Vince Cable and Margaret Hodge - for action to improve transparency, made in today's emergency Commons...

Five steps the UK Government should take to end tax scandals

The UK Government should urgently prioritise tough action to tackle tax dodging by multinationals and wealthy individuals that deprives the world's poorest regions of $170 billion every year,...

Reaction: latest Paradise Papers scandal reveals central role of UK-linked tax havens

Responding to the latest Paradise Papers revelations about companies including Apple and Nike, which also highlight the central role of British crown dependencies and overseas territories in global...

Reaction: Paradise Papers leak shows strong UK leadership is critical to help end tax dodging

The Paradise Papers leak reveals widespread tax dodging by multinationals and wealthy individuals, as well as a strong connection between the UK and Bermuda-based Appleby, the law firm at the heart...

A third of tax dodged in poor countries enough to prevent 8m deaths a year

Just a third of the $100bn [approx. £78bn] tax that companies dodge in poor countries annually is enough to cover the bill for essential healthcare that could prevent the needless deaths of eight...

IMF's advice to countries is detached from its rhetoric on inequality

New Oxfam analysis shows the International Monetary Fund's key "Article IV" advice fails to reduce gap between rich and poor  The International Monetary Fund's...