We have joined with a large number of NGOs including TUC and Oxfam to call for an international taxon financial transactions. A small levy would produce huge sums which in the UK would be spent 50% on domestic priorities, such as reducing child poverty, and 50% on international development and climate change issues.
This coalition has sent a letter to the leaders of all major political parties (Letter to the MPs on Financial Transaction Tax). You can view their website at http://robinhoodtax.org.uk. Continue reading