RHT Policy Library

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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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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EU FTT revenue estimations

Manfred Bergmann – European Commission D-G Tax, June 2016 This short paper estimates revenue from a financial transactions tax at €22bn. Read more about EU

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The European Financial Transactions Tax: A way to end AIDS

Coalition PLUS et al – Coalition PLUS, November 2016 Coalition PLUS and a number of international solidarity organisations write this report. They identify the European

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A financial transaction tax would help ensure Wall Street works for Main Street

Josh Bivens and Hunter Blair – Economic Policy Institute, July 2016 The report argues that the U.S. economy is still recovering from the financial crisis

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Reigning in Wall Street to benefit all Americans: the case for the financial transactions tax

Dean Baker, July 2016

This report makes a detailed case for a financial transactions tax (FTT) in the USA, which could raise around $105bn annually to cover the costs of free college education and help reduce income inequality.

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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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A European Financial Transactions Tax: Revenue and GDP effects for Germany

Copenhagen Economics, March 2014

This is a study on expected revenues of the European Financial Transactions Tax (FTT), written by Copenhagen Economics at the request of the German Finance Ministry.

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Opportunity or Threat? The Application of the EU-11 FTT to Sovereign Bonds

January 2014

This paper identifies the ways in which an FTT would affect the sovereign bond market and examines how participating Governments’ finances might change as a result. It argues that the importance of sovereign bonds to European economies does not undermine the case for an FTT.

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New priorities for British Economic Policy

Tony Dolphin, March 2013

This IPPR report explains that Britain needs a new economic model, one in which government and the private sector work together to address the ‘triple crisis’ of stagnation, debt and imbalance.

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Proposal for a Council Directive implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of Financial Transactions Tax

European Commission, 2013

This is the Commission’s proposal of a Financial Transactions Tax to be rolled out across 11 European countries as part of the enhanced cooperation procedure.

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Impact Assessment of the EU FTT

European Commission, 2013

This is an analysis of the impacts and economic consequences associated with the introduction of a Financial Transaction Tax by way of enhanced cooperation.

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Impact Assessment of the EU-FTT: Summary

European Commission, 2013

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