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Mind the global public good resource gap!

23 Feb 2010, by in Environment, International

The Trade Union Advisory Committee to the Organisation on Economic Co-operation and Development (TUAC to their friends) have analysed three recent studies into transaction taxes published in Austria, France and the US. They’re interested in the potential of a Financial Transaction Tax in tackling what they’ve identified as a global public good resource gap –…

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Branson on the deficit: Virgin’ on the idiotic

17 Feb 2010, by in Economics

Richard Branson was in yesterday’s Evening Standard, voicing his support for immediate cuts in public spending to address the deficit: “We are going to have to cut our spending and I agree with the 20 leading economists who said we need to start this year. The next government, whatever party that is, must set out…

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Taxing Banks: A submission to the IMF

16 Feb 2010, by in Economics

The TUC has joined Christian Aid, Tax Justice Network, Tax Research UK and the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development in a response to the IMF’s request for civil society suggestions on how the financial sector could pay for the costs of government support given to the banks.

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Friar TUC joins the Robin Hood Tax campaign

10 Feb 2010, by in Economics

Almost twice as many people would support a financial transaction tax as oppose the idea (53% against 28%), according to a YouGov poll carried out for Oxfam late last year. Not sure if this exactly equates to “feared by the bad, loved by the good“, but it’s a pretty good start for the new Robin…

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