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Published 5/3/14   4:52PM

"FTT in May" say France and Germany

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The last month has been an extremely exciting one for the Robin Hood Tax campaign. Our new Bill Nighy film has gone down a storm and France and Germany have announced their intention to agree an 11-country Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) before the European elections on 22 May.

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Published 17/2/14   1:54PM

Over 300 Civil Society Organisations call on European leaders to implement a strong Robin Hood Tax

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Over 300 Civil Society Organisations, representing more than 70 million European citizens, wrote last week to European leaders and top ministers in advance of vital discussions on the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) at a Franco-German Summit in Paris on 19th February, specifically to:

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Published 3/12/13   12:57PM

Support for a Financial Transaction Tax snowballs in the UK and beyond

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The support for a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) is snowballing in the UK, where there are now dozens of councils (representing over 9 million people – over one-seventh of the UK’s population!) urging the UK government to introduce an FTT, or Robin Hood Tax, thanks to your support.

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Published 2/8/13   11:57AM

200 million people call on European leaders to deliver Robin Hood Tax

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355 international organisations representing over 200 million citizens from more than 40 nations have sent a powerful message to the leaders of the 11 European countries negotiating the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) to deliver a strong tax that raises substantial revenue from the financial sector.

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Published 16/5/13   4:05PM

Osbourne's Legal Challenge to the European Robin Hood Tax

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Support for the tax is overwhelming, but Osborne is trying to stop it.

This year began with a flying start for the Robin Hood Tax as in January the European Union gave the green light to 11 countries to implement a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). This was a huge step forward – a tax estimated to raise €37billion a year is in sight and could be implemented as early as January 2014. 

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