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Stephen Williams MP writes… Making tax taxing again – 2013 is the Year of Tax Justice

“I do believe that as leaders, we all have a common interest in being able to tell our taxpayers who work hard and pay their fair share of taxes, that we will make sure others do the same…But to achieve this will require strong political leadership…I hope we can be ambitious.”
(David Cameron, Prime Minister’s Letter to G8 Leaders, 2 January 2013)

This year the UK holds the Presidency of the G8, with the world’s top leaders coming to Lough Erne in Northern Ireland in June. This is a momentous and perfectly timed opportunity to turn public anger, evident around the …

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Vince Cable criticises Starbucks over ‘tax dodging’

In the Guardian today, Vince Cable  says that he understands why people are boycotting Starbucks.

The business secretary, when asked by the Guardian if he would consider boycotting their products, said:

I don’t shop at Starbucks so this doesn’t apply to me, but I can fully understand why people would vote with their feet as a result of their tax dodging.

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    @ Mark Littlewood "If Julian Huppert wishes to stop this sort of behaviour, he is going to need a surveillance state far, far beyond the...
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    In any case, I'm not at all convinced that simply increasing the state's power to snoop on us would necessarily make us safer. As Benjamin...
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    Simon: Much as it pains me to take issue with you after your recent kind words, I do strongly disagree with you on this one...
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    I will continue to buy my cigarettes duty free and/or from cheaper tobacco tax jurisdictions. I am on the affluent side of the income spectrum,...
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    John Tilley - yes there is no real disagreement between us, except on how best to move forward - and perhaps both of us have...