|John Christensen in Stroud Jan 2011|
First action. Then back in March, Caroline Lucas tabled a Tax and Financial Transparency Bill aimed at tackling corporate tax evasion and avoidance - see here. Caroline has now launched a related e-petition to galvanise public support for the proposed measures - we are also hoping that this will help to put pressure on the Government to make time available for the second reading of the Bill on 25 November and raise awareness of the issue more generally. Over 1,800 people have already signed since 11 Oct.
The petition is here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/18996. Obviously the more signatures the better, so please feel free to circulate far and wide! UK Uncut are supporting and have posted a video here: http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/blog/help-make-corporate-tax-dodgers-pay-their-fair-share
Second action. Action Aid have already been campaigning on this issue. The Treasury has acknowledged the impact of tax dodging on developing countries and there are two other parliamentary petitions aimed at putting pressure on the government to take action. They are now asking us to email our MPs to gain their support. Please email your MP from here: