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Happy New Year! 2013 set to be year when Financial Transaction Tax happens

As we look ahead in 2013, a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) across most of Europe is tantalisingly close. You can read all about the progress and the one remaining hurdle from the prospect of an extra 37 billion euros a year to help tackle poverty at home and abroad and combat climate change. You can also find out more about Italy’s plans to introduce its own FTT this year, along with seeing the brand new Bill Nighy film and, finally, Stamp Out Poverty’s fancy new website. Enjoy!

From the Stamp Out Poverty team


FTT across much of Europe moves closer to implementation

At the end of last year, the European Parliament gave the green light to the FTT. By an overwhelming majority, 533 Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of the tax whilst only 91 voted against and 32 abstained – bringing the tax one step closer to reality.



Italy doesn’t wait around and agrees to implement its very own FTT

Italy is one of the larger countries set to implement an FTT. With the need to start raising new sources of revenue sharpish, in December the Italian Parliament approved its budget law for 2013 which included an FTT!



New Bill Nighy Film

We know how much you loved the Banker film starring Bill Nighy as the video has now had over 1 million views! Bill continues to advocate for an FTT and most recently visited Malawi to spend time with people living with AIDs.



Stamp Out Poverty have a brand spanking new website!

You’ve probably noticed our newsletter is a bit more fancy, and so too is our website! We’ve been wanting to revamp it for quiet some time and have finally given it a welcome facelift. We hope you enjoy it!




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