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fiscal justice global track record

Fighting inequality through tax and budget work

OPINION:  Today Oxfam and its partners releases the Fiscal Justice Global Track Record, a report on advancing rights through tax and budget work. Below are several commentaries...

Barbara collects water from the Zambezi river, Zambia. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith

Tax transparency and the developing world

This blog lays out how the global corporate tax system affects the developing world and why ActionAid, Christian Aid and Oxfam are calling for change in their recent paper, Getting to Good: Towards...

Tax havens: Not as far away as you think

OPINION:  A new Oxfam report highlighted this week that because the UK heads up the world's biggest financial secrecy network, spanning its Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories...

Diana Ayiete, 13, attends a school in Mukuru, Nairobi, she wants to be a judge when she grows up. Tax income is essential for funding essential services such as education. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Addressing equity through taxation: a view from Kenya

Tax revenue is a vital source of funding for essential services such as infrastructure, health and education. In Kenya tax revenue has increased in recent years but Martin Napisa, from the Kenyan...

A Financial Transactions Tax but is it fit for Robin Hood?

After four years of campaigning, a Financial Transaction Tax is likely to be introduced by 11 European countries next week. But Inequality Public Campaign Manager Adam Musgrave, asks whether European...

The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer and his distinctive red budget box

Austerity is not over for the UK’s hungry families

George Osborne, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, today set out his spending plans for the next year. But although the rhetoric is all about resilience, the poorest and most vulnerable in the UK...

Tax policies that sound good but don’t work

Tax reforms and other policy changes that help people on the lowest incomes have been in the spotlight in the last couple of weeks. But are these policies really aimed at helping the poorest, asks...

2014: the year of hard truths or return of the good times?

Economic growth returned to the UK last year and unemployment is falling, but can people on the lowest incomes expect things to get better in 2014? Krisnah Poinasamy analyses recent good and bad...

Anti-austerity protest in Barcelona, May 2011. Credit: Libby Bounds/Oxfam

In Europe, poverty and inequality are political choices

As we launch our new paper on the impact of austerity in Europe, guest blogger Claire Champeix from the European Anti-Poverty Network, says the EU needs to stop breaking its promises to...

Closing down Credit: Jimmy Mac

Growth you say? When GDP just ain’t enough...

Forget the so-called 'green shoots', Katherine Trebeck argues that the growth being reported by some, is not the kind to be celebrated.  ...