Tax justice

The government claims there is no alternative to the austerity agenda while failing to close a tax gap that loses the UK economy £120 billion a year.

Meanwhile:

  • Jobs and pay are being cut, benefits slashed and public services closed.
  • Small businesses are strugging to survive on our high streets while the multinationals that dominate them are allowed to pay little or no tax.
  • The highest earners get a tax cut while low earners see their income fall below the cost of living.

We want a fair tax system and are campaigning for:

  • A closing of the tax gap
  • More staff in HMRC, the government department responsible for assessing, enforcing and collecting taxes
  • Making those most able pay their fair share of taxes.

Tax gap report

A report by Richard Murphy, director of Tax Research UK for PCS reveals the true extent of tax evasion and what can be done about it.

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