It's been an important year for tax justice in the UK. We've achieved some big campaigning wins with the help of our supporters.
Our research, that showed £37bn could be raised from wealth taxes, has been shared widely: on TV, on the radio, in newspapers and magazines.
MPs have quoted it in the House of Commons. It’s been debated by cross-party MPs in committee rooms throughout the Palace of Westminster.
Our focus will continue to be on wealth taxes next year. As a general election looms, we’ll have an even bigger opportunity to push for new taxes on the super rich.
With the help of our supporters, we had several other big campaign wins this year.
We won an oil windfall tax
North Sea energy companies have been booming this year, announcing record profits on the back of soaring oil and gas prices.
Alongside our allies we campaigned hard for a windfall tax on oil and gas producers. 89,000 of our supporters signed a petition demanding a windfall tax.
And in May, after much resistance, the government u-turned, and announced the introduction of a windfall tax to raise £5bn.
We fought dirty money
We’ve campaigned for a clamp down on dirty international money flowing through the UK for years. And in 2022 we helped force the government to tackle it.
The Economic Crime Bill was about to be dropped from the government's legislative agenda at the beginning of the year. We helped force a u-turn in March, making the government keep it on the table.
The Economic Crime Act was voted into law in August, bringing in strong new enforcement powers to uncover dirty money flows in the UK.
You convinced local councils to back fair tax
In May and June, thousands of our supporters sent over 16,000 messages to their local councillors demanding they take a stand against tax avoidance and companies with links to tax havens.
In response to our campaigning 22 councils have pledged to take action, signing up to the Fair Tax Foundation’s pledge.
The most recent council was Brent in London on Monday. You can see a full list here.
Thank you if you supported our work this year. We've made real strides towards a fairer tax system. While many things are tough as we end the year, it’s important to remember that we can change things.