Published 16/5/17   3:47PM

Labour Pledges to Introduce Robin Hood Tax

Labour have announced they will modernise the current Stamp Duty on shares to bring in an extra £26 billion over the course of the parliament.

Since the financial crisis in 2008 it seems that everyone but the financial sector has had to pay for the mess they helped create. Bankers’ bonuses have increased whilst public sector spending has gone down and austerity continues to hit hard. Almost a decade on from the crash, Labour have now committed to taxing the city more with Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell saying the changes would restore “fairness” to the system.


Published 13/3/17   4:33PM

City think-tank calls for an FTT

The Chancellor’s Spring Budget backtracked on his Party’s election pledge not to raise National Insurance.

At the same time as hitting the self-employed, he is not listening to a City think-tank which is calling to tax the banking sector more.


Published 1/12/16   5:11PM

FTT could end AIDS in 15 years

It’s World AIDS Day-Sophie Baillon from Coalition PLUS explains the important role of the European Financial Transactions Tax (EU FTT) in funding the fight to end HIV/AIDS by 2030.


Published 16/11/16   5:32PM

Loss and Damage at COP22 – how do we top Paris?

After progress on climate finance and loss and damage at Paris, we must ensure that we make the right steps forward in Marrakech.

Julie-Anne Richards, who has been following the international climate negotiations for the past decade, writes from COP22 in this guest blog.


Published 18/10/16   5:57PM

Core elements of European FTT deal agreed

With FTT negotiations deadlocked, strong pressure from civil society changed the minds of three blocking countries resulting in a breakthrough at a meeting of finance ministers on 10 October.



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