Tax, Global Poverty and the City
Date: Saturday 20 March 2010
Time: (arrive at 10am) 10:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Christian Aid, 35 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London, SE1 7RL
Cost: Free (lunch included)
Booking essential: Contact Campaigns on 020 7523 2264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is this day for?
This training day is aimed at anyone who has either already campaigned on tax justice or would like to find out how to campaign for tax justice in 2010.
Keynote Address - Tax, Theology and the City
By William Morris, curate at St Martin's in the Fields, London and tax lawyer at a major multinational company in the City. William Morris will give a personal and theological reflection on how he reconciles the two parts of his working life. He will highlight his views on how the City perceive the concept of tax justice and will also challenge activists regarding what campaigning is effective within the City.
What is the context?
2009 saw tax rise high up the international political agenda as governments across the world realised the damage that tax dodging was causing to their economies. With a general election around the corner and further G20 meetings planned, 2010 is the year when we need to turn favourable political rhetoric on clamping down on tax dodging into firm action. Action that will help the 1.6 billion people still living in extreme poverty through ensuring that the US$160Bn currently lost through tax dodging is returned to the world poorest countries.
What will this day focus on?
- The importance of tax in tackling global poverty and corruption
- The impact our campaigning is having on political parties and the City
- How the tax campaign will develop in 2010 and ways to be involved