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Decolonising Economics, Tax Justice Network and Tax Justice UK want to understand how the UK tax system props up structural racism in this country and its tax havens. This includes the role of UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. In order to do this, we are commissioning a scoping project to understand what research exists on this subject at the moment and what avenues for future research might look like. We believe that at present there is limited research on the intersection between tax and racial injustice in the UK.
There are many ways in which we already know the tax system and racial injustice intersect including:
We want to work with a researcher to deliver a report covering the following:
This work could involve interviews with stakeholders in academia, activism and financial institutions who can advise on research that is available already or that needs exploration. As part of this process we will bring together a group of economic justice organisers and activists to provide an accountability mechanism for this research so that it supports their campaign strategies and planning. This group would meet once at the set up of the project to input into the scope of research and once more to review the draft report. Taking part in this process should be factored into the working days.
Budget: 20 days work at £300 a day for a total of up to £6,000.
To express your interest in carrying out this piece of work please share your CV and a short half page expression of interest on why you’re interested in the work, how you would carry it out and how your skills and experience will support its success. Please send these to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on 7th September.
Download this terms of reference here.
Tax Justice UK was asked to provide input into how the Scottish Government can achieve an inclusive and green economic recovery from the covid crisis.
Working with our partners in Scotland, we pulled together a short briefing outlining the what that the Scottish Government should do. They include:
You can read the full briefing here.