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Published 7/8/14   3:03PM

All eyes on Italy

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the new President of the European Council, is now in the driving seat to steer 11 countries to finalise Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) legislation by December. All eyes are on Italy to seal the deal.

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Published 9/5/14   2:20PM

Robin Hood Tax storms ahead in Europe

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In a historical agreement, 10 states sealed the deal for the introduction of Financial Transaction Taxes (FTTs) in a heated session at the meeting of European Finance Ministers on 6 May. George Osborne bristled as the countries led by Germany and France set out that FTTs would be introduced in stages, starting with shares and some derivatives, with revenue beginning to roll in next year.

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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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