Sara and Robert visited Downing Street this week to deliver our petition calling on the government to end the tax loopholes open to the rich and powerful.
In the end more than 116,000 people signed the petition. We want the government to meet its promises to tackle tax dodging.
Our petition will be harder to ignore given the response we have had from the media. In the past week this issue has been taken up in earnest, with coverage in The Times, Financial Times, the Guardian, Daily Mail and a host of other places. We’ve worked hard with our allies to get journalists to cover it.
It’s a great response that shows the public and the media are united in agreeing that the government needs to act.
Last week 40 MPs, including 17 Conservative backbenchers, wrote to the Prime Minister calling for action following the Pandora Papers. A draft law has been ready since 2018. Now is the time for action.
We will continue to work with the media, MPs and our partners to pressure the government.