Five reasons why we need a Tax Dodging Bill
- The Tax Dodging Bill could generate at least £3.6 billion more a year in tax to fight poverty in the UK, and billions more for developing countries.
- The Financial Times has estimated that seven big digital companies – Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Ebay, Yahoo and Facebook – made combined UK sales of about £9.5 billion in 2012 but only paid £54 million in corporation tax.
- At the same time around 13 million people, including 3.7 million children, live in poverty in the UK. Globally, 1 billion children live in poverty and in poorer countries 57 million children are still out of primary school.
- We want action to fight tax dodging. A recent survey showed 85% of people in the UK said they were angry about corporate tax dodging.
- Now’s our chance! On 7 May the UK has a General Election. In the coming months we have a real opportunity to influence the priorities of the future government for the next 5 years.
Join the campaign to demand that whoever is elected in May introduces the Tax Dodging Bill in the first hundred days after the election.