Fairer taxes can help us build a brighter future.
A future where inequality is in retreat; where we’re tackling environmental breakdown; where our public services are properly funded to serve us well and our democracy is thriving. I’ve written more on our vision for a fairer tax system and why it matters here.
But other changes – beyond reforming our tax system – are needed too.
That’s why we work with other organisations who are campaigning in their own areas for a better future.
More democracy, less inequality
We have teamed up with Compass, an organisation which campaigns for democractic reform. We are supporting their call for a fairer and more democratic voting system in the UK.
Our existing voting system tends to amplify the voices of a relatively small number of people. At the same time many millions on the margins of our society are ignored by the big parties.
We believe this contributes to the great economic inequality we see up and down the UK.
Compass’s report Winner Takes All: Why Economic Justice Now Rests on Democratic Justice sets out how our flawed voting system is contributing to high levels of inequality.
Why? Our existing voting system tends to amplify the voices of a relatively small number of people, while many millions on the margins of our society are ignored by the big parties.
This contributes to the great economic inequality we see up and down the UK, where certain areas and certain groups who politicians listen to do very well, while others flounder.
That’s why we’re sponsoring a petition with Compass, along with the Equality Trust and The 99%. We’re asking the government and MPs to change the voting system to help tackle poverty and inequality.
If you agree, you can sign the petition here.
If we had a system where each vote carried the same importance – regardless of where it was cast – our democracy would be refreshed, and our politicians would serve us all better.
A flourishing democracy goes hand in hand with an economy that works for everyone.
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