Our reports

The Currency Transaction Tax - enhancing financial stability and financing development

Read Sony Kapoor’s original report for the Tobin Tax Network back in 2004: The Currency Transaction Tax – enhancing financial stability and financing development.  

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Billions to Trillions: A Reality Check

Our new report, Billions to Trillions: A Reality Check authored by Sony Kapoor of the think tank, RE-DEFINE, was launched during the 2019 UN Financing for

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The Climate Damages Tax: A guide to what it is and how it works

Our new Climate Damages Tax report was launched during COP24 in Katowice, Poland. The report outlines how a Climate Damages Tax on the fossil fuel industry – those

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Financiers Letter

More than 50 financiers have come out in support of the financial transactions tax (i.e. Robin Hood Tax, FTT), arguing that it will reduce financial

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Improving resilience, increasing revenue

Avinash Persaud – Intelligence Capital, May 2017

Former banker makes the case for modernising the UK’s current stamp duty on shares which could bring in an extra £4.7bn/year, £23.5bn over the course of a 5 year Parliament.

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Closing the Stamp Duty Loophole

Avinash Persaud – Intelligence Capital, April 2015

This paper estimates that £1.2bn to £1.9bn could be generated by closing loopholes in the UK’s stamp duty on share transactions, leading to an increase in total revenues from £3.1bn to £4.3bn to £5.0bn.

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Taxing Transactions in Financial Derivatives: Problems and Solutions

Avinash Persaud – Intelligence Capital, September 2014

In this report, Professor Persaud dismantles arguments made by bank lobbyists fighting against the Financial Transactions Tax.

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Financial Transactions Tax: Myth Busting

Hillman D and Ashford C, 2012

Stamp Out Poverty have created an extremely useful ‘FTT Myth-Busting’ paper which covers 12 common ‘myths’ concerning the impact of the FTT which continue to be peddled by our opponents. All of which can be shown to be false.

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Climate Finance: a tool-kit for assessing climate mitigation and adaptation funding mechanisms

Stephen Spratt and Christina Ashford, 2011. Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Stamp Out Poverty

Developed countries have committed to raising $100 billion a year to help finance climate mitigation and adaptation activities in developing countries. Where will this money come from?

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Better FX - A guide to improved foreign exchange practice in the UK charity sector

Nana Yaa Boakye-Adjei, 2011 Stamp Out Poverty

Better FX is a practical guide for charities and social enterprises wanting to start, improve, or learn more about foreign exchange procurement practices.

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Raising Revenue: a review of Financial Transactions Taxes throughout the world

Beitler D, September 2010

The report shows that FTTs have been implemented either permanently or temporarily in at least 40 countries over the last decades, generating billions in revenue from financial markets.

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Missing Millions

Boakye-Adjei NY, 2009 Stamp Out Poverty

Between £20-£50 million is being lost by UK charities in the process of sending funds overseas to carry out their humanitarian and development work. These millions do not make it to their intended destinations because of the uncompetitive rates and misleading transfer fees offered by banks when selling local currency.

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A Sterling Solution: Implementing a Stamp Duty on Sterling to Finance International Development

Spratt S, 2006 Intelligence Capital and Stamp Out Poverty

The report, written by City think-tank Intelligence Capital, details for the first time how the UK government can unilaterally implement a stamp duty on sterling currency transactions.

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A Euro Solution: Implementing a Stamp Duty on the euro to Finance International Development

Spratt S, 2006 Intelligence Capital and Stamp Out Poverty: London

This report written by City think-tank Intelligence Capital, shows for the first time how governments in the eurozone can implement a stamp duty on euro currency transactions to bridge the funding gap required to meet the Millennium Development Goals.

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