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Nov 18th, 2017

Paradise Papers & the Budget

By Becca McCarthy

Next week, Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce what the government will spend money on in the next year, and how they’ll collect taxes to pay for it. [1]

He could be bold and announce steps to tackle tax dodging, to provide much-needed funding for our hospitals and schools. Or he could continue to allow huge corporations and the mega-rich to use loose laws to avoid paying tax. [2]

But he’ll only tackle tax dodging if he knows the public wants him to. Already, 159,000 of us have signed the petition asking the government to crack down on tax dodging. On Monday, we’re handing the petition straight to the government.

Will you add your name so the petition’s too big for Philip Hammond to ignore?



[1] Sky News: Chancellor Philip Hammond reveals date of first autumn Budget:
[2] The Guardian: Paradise Papers investigation:
BBC: Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed:
The Guardian: What are the Paradise Papers and what do they tell us?:

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