Methodist Tax Justice Network
Webteam: 15th July 2015 2:38pm
At District Synod last May we heard about the world of tax dodging and tax avoidance. We heard a little about how this affects all of us and how governments of developing countries as well as our own would have more money to spend on those things that are vital to alleviate poverty if everyone; companies and individuals alike, paid a fair amount of tax. Since then there has been a General Election and nearly all main parties appeared to want to take this issue fairly seriously though only time will tell how this manifests itself in a practical way.
The Methodist Tax Justice Network aims to put tax justice issues at the heart of the Methodist Church's mission, through campaigning, working with partners in the UK and overseas and educating and communicating within the Methodist Connexion. It was set up after the Methodist Conference in 2012, in order to encourage the Methodist Church to become an internationally recognised advocate for tax justice.
They have a global vision of a fairer world economy where:
If you are interested in highlighting this serious issue and want to see how you can help, you can find out a lot more by visiting the Methodist Tax Justice website. There you can read about current campaigns and case studies, and if this is a new issue for you, you can download a simple explanation of how Tax Avoidance works and its consequences. You can also view other available resources too.
You can follow the link HERE.
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