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Published 16/12/15   5:19PM

Big step forward

Spanish Robin Hood Tax campaigners at the global climate march on 29th November

In an important step forward, ten European governments have made major progress towards the creation of the world’s first regional tax on financial transactions. This could have a big impact on funding for public services, as well as the fight against poverty and climate change.

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Published 26/10/15   4:50PM

Four weeks to step up!

The V20: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Maldives, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

With years of climate negotiations culminating in a huge UN summit (COP21) in December in Paris, the pressure is mounting. Rich countries need to urgently commit the funding needed to help protect lives in poorer countries in the face of devastating global warming. The Robin Hood Tax is being put firmly on their radar – but will they commit?

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Published 27/8/15   3:33PM

Life-saving goals agreed - but who will pay?

Children carrying water at a reception centre for South Sudanese refugees, Uganda. Credit: Oxfam International

193 countries have just made a landmark agreement on new targets – the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) – to save lives across the world. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised the agreement, calling it “an historic turning point for our world.” As country leaders meet to adopt the SDGs at a summit in New York in September, we need them to focus on means of financing such as the Robin Hood Tax to make these aspirations a reality.

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Published 27/7/15   4:25PM

Dave's Diary: Robin Goes to Ethiopia

Addis Robins

Our director, David Hillman, visited the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 13th – 17th July. He kept a diary for us while he was there – have a read!

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Published 14/7/15   12:18PM

A tax for our times!

Campaigners in Berlin call for a Robin Hood Tax

This week, ministers from every country on earth are meeting in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for the ‘Third Conference on Financing for Development.’  An incredibly important occasion at which governments must address the disparities of wealth and opportunity between their respective nations reflected in vast differences in areas such as clean water, access to medicines and basic education.

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