MP Vernon gets ready to hop aboard the global anti-tax dodging b


A UK-WIDE bus tour highlighting the problem of global tax dodging will stop off in Nottingham on September 22.

Gedling MP Vernon Coaker will be hopping on board when Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty's red double-decker visits St Andrew's with Castle Gate United Reformed Church from 3pm to 6pm.


Joseph Stead, senior economic justice advisor at Christian Aid, said: "There is a huge public appetite for international action to tackle tax dodging both domestically and in developing countries."

Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty think the system must be changed and that David Cameron should use his global leadership to end financial secrecy, so tax dodgers have nowhere to hide.

The charities want people to sign a petition that calls on the Prime Minister to push for measures such as more transparency with companies' tax affairs.

Niall Cooper, Church Action on Poverty, said: "At a time when spending cuts are having a devastating impact on the UK's poorest people and communities, tax dodging is morally unacceptable.

"It amounts to robbing the poor.

"If the Government just collected the £35 billion of tax they know is going uncollected, they could invest properly in tackling UK poverty."


Nottingham Post 31.08.2012

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