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A fair tax system?


Alan Cleaver under a Creative Commons Licence

In the April 2015 Taxcast: How fair are our tax systems towards women? Plus: one of the United States’ biggest corporations (and tax avoiders) is repatriating billions from offshore accounts and refocusing on good old manufacturing again; and remember how the UK Prime Minister was ‘leading the world’ in transparency measures not so long ago?

We discuss the letter a former Cayman Islands lobbyist and Conservative peer wrote at the time to reassure the tax haven that it was an empty gesture to distract from the proposed Financial Transaction Tax.

‘Tax should be a source of our well being, of our development, of our future... but you have to work on these systems, on owning the systems and changing them and making them work for the present improvement of our lives and the future that we want.’ - Mae Buenaventura, Jubilee South in the Philippines

Featuring: John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network, Feminist economist Professor Susan Himmelweit of the Women's Budget Group, Mae Buenaventura of Jubilee South in the Philippines, Steven Nelms (Ezra’s dad).

Produced for the Tax Justice Network by @Naomi_Fowler.

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