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Published 13/3/17   4:33PM

City think-tank calls for an FTT

The Chancellor’s Spring Budget backtracked on his Party’s election pledge not to raise National Insurance.

At the same time as hitting the self-employed, he is not listening to a City think-tank which is calling to tax the banking sector more.

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Published 1/12/16   5:11PM

FTT could end AIDS in 15 years

It’s World AIDS Day-Sophie Baillon from Coalition PLUS explains the important role of the European Financial Transactions Tax (EU FTT) in funding the fight to end HIV/AIDS by 2030.

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Published 16/11/16   5:32PM

Loss and Damage at COP22 – how do we top Paris?

After progress on climate finance and loss and damage at Paris, we must ensure that we make the right steps forward in Marrakech.

Julie-Anne Richards, who has been following the international climate negotiations for the past decade, writes from COP22 in this guest blog.

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Published 18/10/16   5:57PM

Core elements of European FTT deal agreed

With FTT negotiations deadlocked, strong pressure from civil society changed the minds of three blocking countries resulting in a breakthrough at a meeting of finance ministers on 10 October.

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Published 6/10/16   5:16PM

250+ experts call on European finance ministers to seal the deal on the FTT

With negotiations for the world’s first regional financial transactions tax “99% done” (according to Austrian Finance Minister Hans-Joerg Schelling), more than 250 economists and academics are calling on the 10 finance ministers involved in the talks to finally seal the deal on Monday.

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