Happy New Year from the team at Tax Justice UK
Despite inflation figures falling, food prices are still far too high, bills remain unaffordable for millions, and waiting lists for crucial services are soaring.
With public services in a downward spiral, and multiple crises affecting the lives of people in every corner of the country, this can’t continue.
Things need to change.
The prime minister has strongly suggested there will be an election in the second half of the year.
Britain will be joining over 50 countries, representing more than 40% of the global population, heading to the polls. 2024 is being dubbed the year of democracy.
This presents us with an opportunity to make the case for a progressive tax system that works for all of us, rather than a handful of the richest.
It’s an opportunity to put pressure on the parties vying for power to prioritise fair taxes that would raise funds to sort out the state of the country.
Far too many ultra-rich individuals and wealthy corporations get away without paying their fair share of tax.
A fair tax system
For too long tax has been described as negative, or something to be avoided. Sometimes seen as a penalty for hard work, or a bug-bear to raise with family and friends.
But what if we turn it on its head?
Our job at Tax Justice UK is to make the case for tax as a force for good. A tool that can turn around the fortunes of this country. A way to raise revenue to end the era of foodbanks and decimated public services.
Tens of billions can be generated that can be ploughed back into Britain to benefit each and every one of us.
Whether funds are used to train new doctors and nurses or teachers, invest in the sustainable economy, or revitalise our towns and cities, fairer taxes can build Britain back up.
Increasing taxes on wealth and closing unfair tax loopholes are key to making the tax system fairer.
With 2024 being a year that could see great change, we need to bang the drum even louder for fair taxes.
We will make our voices heard in the run up to the election that fairer taxes will be essential to lift Britain up. We will keep getting on the news, and into newsrooms to make the case for wealth taxes and closing unfair loopholes.
Our message will be heard in Westminster as part of our plan to influence politicians, and we’re going to push back against attempts to scale back or abolish taxes that raise vital revenue from the wealthiest.
Together we can continue building an unstoppable force for fair tax this year, and every year after.
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