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Register for our tax havens afternoon conference

How do we stop corporate tax dodging?

Building on the success of our recent Olympic tax avoidance campaign, Ethical Consumer magazine is this month hosting an event on the issue of tax justice. Campaigners and experts will join members of the public to discuss the impact of tax havens the world over and talk about what action can be taken to halt their use.

There are only 8 days left to register for this free event.

Speakers include tax expert Richard Murphy whose highly influential blog, Tax Research UK, has helped bring the issue to the attention of the public and begin to force the debate. He'll be joined by Chris Jordon from leading campaign group ActionAid as they discuss the impact of tax avoidance on the developing world and the need for country by country reporting.

The debate will later move onto a local level with UKUncut discussing the success of their street level actions and continuing campaign against the UK's worst corporate tax avoiders.

Tim Hunt and Leonnie Nimmo will then talk about Ethical Consumer's exciting new tax justice campaign. They are hoping to follow the lead of French campaigners and work alongside local councils to introduce criteria into public sector procurement that will stop public contracts going to companies that use tax havens.

The event The Tackling Tax Havens: From the Cayman Islands to Your Local Council takes place on Friday 28th September 2012 at the Amnesty International UK Human Rights Action Centre (17-25 New Inn Yard London EC2A 3EA)

 

The running order

4:00 – 5:00 Tax havens international impacts and country by country reporting

5:00 -6:00 What we can do. Local action for local people

6:00 – 7:00 drinks reception

 

You can register now by emailing Tim Hunt via this web form or for more details call 0161 226 2929 or visit the website.

 

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