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Reaction: New tax transparency bill is great news for the world's poorest people

The Government has just announced that it will accept an amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill which will require the UK's overseas territories to publish public registers...

More than 80 per cent of new global wealth goes to top 1 per cent while poorest half get nothing

Eighty-two percent of wealth generated last year across the world went to the richest one percent of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half saw their wealth...

Christmas sales at the Oxfam Online Shop soared!

Sales at the Oxfam Online Shop soared by 33 per cent in the Christmas trading period, as shoppers looked for an easy way to buy ethical gifts and cards that fight extreme poverty at the same time. ...

Reaction to EU black list of tax havens

Reacting to the news of the EU's publication of a black list of tax havens , Oli Pearce, Oxfam GB's policy advisor on inequality and tax, said: ...

Reaction to Joseph Rowntree Foundation report on UK poverty

Responding to the publication of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's UK Poverty 2017 report, which finds that rising employment is no longer reducing poverty, Rachael Orr, Head of Oxfam's UK...

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...

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