10 brilliant questions you asked about Oxfam’s inequality report

Oxfam Inequality, Tax

Oxfam’s new report, ‘The Inequality Virus’, reveals that the wealth of the ten richest men has increased by half a trillion dollars since the pandemic began. This is more than enough to pay for a vaccine for all and prevent anyone on Earth from falling into poverty because of the virus. We have received lots of great questions about the report, here’s our …

A fairer tax system is essential to ‘building back better’

Robert Palmer General, Tax

Tax Justice UK shares Oxfam’s commitment to tackling inequality, eradicating poverty and standing up for those who typically struggle to get their voices heard. The need to address these issues has only become more urgent in light of the covid-19 pandemic, which in the UK as elsewhere has had a disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable in society, including ethnic …

Tax Havens Free Zones. Where think global, act local is more than just a slogan.

Rodrigo Barahona Active citizenship, Inequality, Influencing, Tax Leave a Comment

Rodrigo Barahona and Susana Ruiz describe how the Tax Havens Free Zones initiative is gathering momentum in the fight against inequality and poverty. When large companies and wealthy individuals divert part of their income to tax havens, this leaves governments without the resources they need to address poverty and invest in healthcare, education and jobs. Oxfam analyzed 200 of the …

New voices tearing up outdated economic norms and practices

Kwesi Obeng Active citizenship, Economics, Gender, Inequality, Tax Leave a Comment

Young women in Ghana are calling out the double standards that put them at an economic disadvantage.  Kwesi W Obeng draws parallels with Oxfam’s work on tax and gender. Some of Ghana’s brightest and most educated young women are openly criticising deeply entrenched cultural, social and religious norms that restrict women, dim aspirations and undermine their contribution to society. Under …

Motivating people to take action: towards an Asian narrative on tax justice and financial transparency

Amy Croome Active citizenship, Economics, Inequality, Influencing, Tax Leave a Comment

Amy Croome, from Oxfam GB, interviews fellow researchers, and civil society actors, on approaches, challenges, and opportunities to tax justice in Asia. For two days academics, activists and civil society actors came together in Delhi to discuss tax justice, illicit financial flows and tax havens in Asia.  A key theme was the important role of narratives in motivating people to …

One year on from the Panama Papers: how well is the UK tackling tax avoidance?

Oliver Pearce Inequality, Tax Leave a Comment

One year on from the leaking of the Panama Papers, Oli Pearce, Policy Manager at Oxfam GB,  explores how well the UK is dealing with tax avoidance.  If a week was a long time in Harold Wilson’s politics, then a year in the era of Trump’s tweets is something else. The election of Donald Trump to the American presidency and …