The latest on our tax justice campaign.
British Overseas Territories must stop tax secrecy
While the UK Government is in the process of creating a public register of company ownership, the British Overseas Territories are yet to follow suit.
Stop tax dodging
STOP this masquerade! STOP tax dodging!
14 November 2014: Support our efforts to introduce public registers of the beneficial owners of companies in the EU.
Tax justice across Europe
We must ensure the next government prioritises tax dodging
17 September 2014: With a general election coming up next year we have an opportunity to ensure it focuses on who can do the most to make the richest pay their fair share of tax.
New tax bill
Tax justice – in it for the long haul
Your campaigning on tax issues is making a huge difference. We take a look at how far we've come together and outline the work still to do to make sure tax dodgers have nowhere to hide.
What's tax dodging got to do with the EU?
28 April 2014: Recently, MEPs have made great efforts to tackle tax dodging. They must now push for even more financial transparency, and ensure that EU governments play their part.
Tackling tax secrecy on the continent
24 February 2014: a new Act proposed by the European Parliament could help tackle all forms of money laundering - including tax dodging.
Phantom firms progress
New OECD tax proposals ignore the poor
19 February 2014: Despite promises to help developing countries collect taxes owed, rich nations are now in danger of acting like an elitist members club, ignoring the poor, who can’t afford the entrance fee.
Reforms benefit rich
STOP Tax Dodging – campaigning across Europe
6 November 2013 - Frances Witt explains Christian Aid's new initiative to unite voices across Europe that have a desire to see an end to tax dodging.
Tax justice across Europe
Public register success shines spotlight on tax dodgers
31 October 2013 - Luke Harman reflects on the beneficial ownership campaign win. Thanks to more than 17,000 of our supporters, a public register of phantom firms has been approved.
The UK Gold film tour
17 September 2013 - Christian Aid has joined forces with Oxfam and Action Aid to organise a nationwide tour of The UK Gold, a film about tax injustice. Find out if there's a screening near you.
Talking the talk
A UK parliamentary committee has quashed a key piece of legislation that would have made the task of tackling tax dodging in poor countries much easier.
Keep up the pressure
EU gets tough on tax dodging, thanks to you
20 June 2013 - your campaigning efforts have helped us secure three successes on the problem of tax dodging.
Keep the pressure up on private sector tax
We challenged top private sector companies to lead on tax and transparency - progress has been made, but we must keep this issue on the agenda.
Tax and transparency
Progress but there's a long way to go on tax
Thanks to your efforts we’ve seen real progress on tax, but there’s still a long way to go.
Is the government finally listening to Christian Aid?
6 December: Tax avoidance and transparency to be priority issues at the forthcoming G8 summit.
How your campaign actions helped
The government must support new EU tax transparency laws
31 October: Christian Aid urges business secretary Vince Cable to support ambitious proposals at the EU that could be a vital step towards tax justice.
How you can help
Sunny places for shady people
16 October: a look back at the reactions of the public and politicians to the Tax Justice Bus Tour.
How our FTSE campaign brought firms to the table
4 September: Our Trace the Tax campaign has brought four FTSE-listed companies to the table to discuss tax and poverty with us. As that part of our public campaign closes, we look ahead to where we go next.
Tax Bus hits the road at Greenbelt
30 August: Over the bank holiday weekend, in wet and windy conditions at Greenbelt festival, our Tax Justice Tour got underway.
Tax Bus - 30 days to go!
25 July: With just a month to go till our tax bus hits the road, we thought we would share with you just a snippet of the kind of thing you can expect from our fantastic Tax Justice Tour.
Good news on EU tax transparency
5 July - After 'unprecedented' pressure from Christian Aid campaigners, MEPs strengthen demands for tax transparency.
The mystery of Zambia's mining millions
14 Jun - As the G20 prepares for its summit, Charlotte Marshall visited Zambia to see how tax dodging is keeping people poor.
Read more, act now
Global week of action to end tax haven secrecy
1 June - People are coming together all around the world this week to take a stand against the veil of secrecy that protects tax havens.
End tax haven secrecy
India pushing for change ahead of G20
This weekend we were encouraged to see that the Indian government has been pushing for the G20 to introduce Automatic Information Exchange (AIE) - great news for the world's poor.
Europe holds key to fairer tax laws
27 Mar - As the European Parliament prepares to debate tougher tax laws that could give millions in poor countries a fairer share of their countries' riches, we need to write to our MEPs and ensure they don't succumb to corporate lobbying.
No more secrets - football and financial transparency
14 Mar - Two years ago, Christian Aid used the offshore ownership of leading British football clubs as a lens through which to look at financial secrecy and the damage it does not just to football but to millions of people living in developing countries. Now Rangers' plight has seen our research in the news again.
Guatemala, climate change and tax dodging - Juan's story
6 Mar - At seven years old, Juan already has first-hand experience of how climate change and tax dodging keep people poor in Guatemala.
What David Cameron must do for the world's poorest in June
6 Mar - We’re calling on David Cameron to show global leadership on poverty when world leaders meet at the G20 summit in Mexico this June.
Christian Aid at tax inquiry
28 Feb: Today, Christian Aid and our partner CTPD and Action Aid, gave evidence to the International Development Select Committee hearing on tax and development.
EU tax meeting a golden opportunity for greater transparency
15 Feb: Next week's EU ministerial is a big opportunity to tackle tax dodging. Help make sure the UK stands up to corporate lobbying and puts the poor first.
Bishop seeks answers over tax dodging
27 January: the Bishop of Derby has raised the issue of multinational corporations dodging taxes in developing countries in the House of Lords.
HMRC report highlights need for transparency - at home and abroad
20 Dec - As a new parliamentary report criticises HMRC's 'cosy' relationship with some big UK firms, what significance can it have for the campaign for global tax justice?
G20 heading in the right direction
7 Nov - Over the last 10 months you've been campaigning with us for an end to tax haven secrecy, which allows tax dodging to thrive and costs poor countries an estimated $160bn each year.
Tax haven secrecy: all eyes on the G20
3 Nov - As the G20 summit kicks off in Cannes, world leaders must seize the opportunity to get tough with the kind of global financial culture that allows tax havens to swindle money from developing and developed countries alike.
Widening the debate about business ethics
8 Nov - The publication this week of the St Paul’s Institute report ‘Value and Values: Perceptions of Ethics in the City Today’ offers valuable insights into the debate surrounding business practice in today’s world.
G20: it's time to get serious about tax havens
27 Oct - Tax dodging's no fun. And with vital talks just days away, we need the G20 to get serious about ending tax haven secrecy. Watch our video - and take action now.
G20 Global Day of Action
7 Oct - Today's the day to add your voice as campaigners around the world call on the G20 to end tax haven secrecy. Alasdair Roxburgh explains how you can play your part.
And the prize for most secretive tax haven goes to...
4 Oct - Switzerland tops the Tax Justice Network's latest annual Financial Secrecy Index - but they are by no means the only country with serious work to do on financial transparency, says Alasdair Roxburgh.
G20 hear our tax message. But did they listen?
27 Sep - We sent thousands of emails to G20 ministers, urging them to keep tax on the agenda for November's talks. They heard, but did they listen? Amelia Whitworth reports.
UK-Swiss tax deal
6 Sep - George Osborne says that 'those who evade taxes, like benefit cheats, are leeches on society'. However, he has agreed a deal that rewards those who avoid paying taxes in the UK by hiding their money in Switzerland
US businessman Warren Buffett stokes up the tax debate
18 Aug- Billionaire Warren Buffett this week made waves by saying that the US tax system favours the super rich. Alasdair Roxburgh wonders what his remarks could mean for our calls for tax justice for the world's poorest.
'Fanciful and misguided.' Vodafone enters public debate on country-by-country
12 Aug - Vodafone has entered the public debate on our campaign for country-by-country campaign, saying our figures are 'fanciful'. David McNair responds.
Can Brazil lead on tax haven secrecy?
11 Aug - The End Tax Haven Secrecy campaign has been getting widespread media coverage in Brazil thanks to one of Christian Aid's partners. Read more and watch their campaign video.
Author Brian McLaren to talk tax and theology
28 July - We're delighted to announce that US theologian Brian McLaren will be in London to talk tax and theology on 25 August, and you're invited.
Dispelling the myths of $160bn
1 Jul - Three years ago Christian Aid published a report called Death and Taxes in which we estimated that tax dodging by some companies working internationally costs the developing world $160bn each year.
Will UK take Finnish line on tax?
21 Jun - The new Finnish coalition government has announced that it will put the country 'in the frontline in ending international tax evasion.' Alasdair Roxburgh is impressed.
Is Glencore opening up?
15 Jun - We're cautiously welcoming news that commodities giant Glencore is taking steps towards financial transparency. Alasdair Roxburgh hopes they are serious.
IHG stepping forward
27 May - Today we took another small step in the right direction for our Trace the tax campaign, when IHG announced that it 'supports international tax transparency'.
Trace the tax update
Africa speaks out on tax dodging
6 May - Alasdair Roxburgh delivers a super quick blog entry about a report today that five African nations are going to look into the operations of SABMiller.
More than just an endorsement...
3 May - As the Baptist Union endorses our Trace the Tax campaign, Alasdair Roxburgh looks at the vital role the churches can play in sealing tax justice.
G20 leaders hold the key on tax havens
12 Apr - With the G20 finance ministers meeting in Washington DC this week to discuss our global economic future, we decided to drop them a message about ending tax haven secrecy.
The calls are getting louder
18 Mar - Alasdair Roxburgh reports back on some great progress on the Trace the Tax campaign over the last week, with two significant voices joining our calls for country-by-country reporting.
Solving the tax haven mystery? It's elementary!
11 Mar - Alasdair Roxburgh reports back from the Lib Dems spring conference in Sheffield, where we're campaigning for our Trace the Tax campaign.
Fairtrade and tax justice - the connection
3 Mar - You might think the links between shopping and campaigning are tenuous at best. Al Roxburgh is here to tell you otherwise!
Tax justice on Newsnight
23 Feb - Al Roxburgh on the excellent feature on tax and multinationals on the BBC's Newsnight.
Where is Africa's voice?
10 Feb - Estimates suggest Africa has lost US$854 billion to illicit outflows of capital in the past three decades - aided by the financial secrecy of tax havens. Dereje Alemayehu looks for Africa's lost sense of outrage.
Introducing our new campaign to end tax haven secrecy
8 Feb - Laura Trevelyan introduces our new global campaign, calling on the G20 to put an end to tax haven secrecy that costs poor countries billions.
TUI Travel's big day
3 Feb - As today is holiday giant TUI Travel's annual general meeting, we thought we'd let them know we're thinking of them - and how they can help poor countries trace the tax.
Keeping our eye on the ball after football's £200m transfer blowout
1 Feb - Football's transfer binge is the latest example of the people's game making itself really hard to like. Not that Matthew Cunningham is surprised.
'Tax Taliban'? Do they mean us?
20 Jan - When a piece in a Cayman Islands paper likened us to a 'Tax Taliban', we had to laugh. We also had to set the record straight.
Shiver me timbers! New book explores tax secrecy on (or near) the high seas
18 Jan - A new book called Treasure Islands hit the shelves last week - not a reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, but an exploration of tax haven secrecy.
Tax justice and the Shawshank Redemption
10 Dec - Our Trace the Tax campaign is making great progress. So why can't we stop thinking about the Shawshank Redemption?
Tax campaign: business and development
2 Dec - Zahid Torres-Rahman, director of Business Action for Africa, has called for development agencies to recognise the wider benefits that businesses bring to development.
The role of business
Unilever making steps - but we need leaps
18 Nov - You've been lobbying our FTSE Four to help us trace the tax for a while - and now one of them has responded. Alasdair Roxburgh reports.
Christian Aid’s Tax Superhero Award 2010
Christian Aid's Tax Superhero of the Year 2010 is French MEP Eva Joly, a life-long campaigner against corruption.
They can hear us!
18 Nov - Gordon Brown's talking about it. David Cameron's been dodging questions about it. And Andrew Mitchell's praising our passion and drive. Looks like our tax campaign is being heard.
Tax campaigners making the headlines
12 Nov - Vodafone and Trace the Tax campaign feature in a Financial Times piece this week which says tax is becoming a 'source of reputational risk' for companies. Alasdair Roxburgh reports.
Tax justice delivery for Mr Osborne!
9 Nov - Today we handed in more than 5,000 of your signatures calling on the Chancellor, George Osborne, to tackle tax dodging by unscrupulous companies. Alasdair Roxburgh reports.
UK tax deal with Switzerland is a step backwards
3 Nov - The UK Treasury is considering a deal with the Swiss that would undermine efforts to crack down on tax dodging. David McNair explains.
Europe opens door for significant tax reform
27 Oct - For two years we've been arguing that multinationals should reveal the profits they make in developing countries. Now it looks like some pretty influential people agree with us.
Political party conferences – what do they have to do with Christian Aid?
01 October 2010: Melanie Ward is blogging from the main political party conferences to give you a behind the scenes insight into what Christian Aid's been up to.
Letter from America
30 September 2010 - David McNair lunching with Mary Robinson: should human rights be on the Millennium Development Goals' menu?
The FTSE 100 become the FTSE 4
27 September 2010 - A few weeks ago we launched the new stage of our Trace the Tax campaign. Read the latest update from Alasdair Roxburgh.
Tax campaign update
Sep 24 -David McNair reports from the MDG summit in New York
Meet Political Adviser Melanie Ward...
22 September 2010 - Whether the issue is climate change or dropping Haiti's debt, Melanie helps gains support from the UK government and parliament for our campaingns and policies.
Meet Melanie Ward
Power to the poor
21 Sep – Sarah Whittington discusses how we bring power to the poor.
Tax injustice in Guatemala
Sep 9 - Hannah Richards reports from Guatemala, where the need for tax justice couldn't be more evident.
FTSE Four top the bill at Greenbelt
6 Sep - A week after Greenbelt (he's been ill, bless him), Alasdair Roxburgh looks back at an amazing festival and the launch of the latest stage of our tax campaign.
Keeping an eye on the DFID leaks
2 Sep - Rachel Baird unpicks the recent controversy about government aid funding, and explains why Christian Aid is keeping a close eye on proceedings.
Our FTSE100 survey - the final scores
16 Aug - Alasdair Roxburgh wraps up our FTSE100 survey: how many firms responded - and how many of them filled it in properly(!)
Good news from the USA
23 Jul - New US law will challenge corruption in poor countries - and boost the pressure for global reforms to combat tax dodging and bribery. Alasdair Roxburgh explains.
'How do I get the emails to stop?'
19 Jul - Alasdair Roxburgh on how your emails have obviously been making an impression with our FTSE100 targets.
Companies at the top of the class
15 Jul - Credit is due to the FTSE companies who completed our survey on financial transparency.
Pressure or potential? If I worked at the International Accounting Standards Board
13 Jul - David McNair, our tax expert, imagines what it would be like to work at the heart of the world's financial system.
Every company matters
13 Jul - Even companies that only work in the UK have a role in countering tax dodging, says Alasdair Roxburgh.
What has Europe been doing?
9 Jul - Over the past seven months the European Community has made a series of encouraging steps towards making sure developing countries can raise more tax to spend on essential services.
Meet David McNair, Christian Aid's senior economic justice adviser
6 Jul - David's job is to chart the impact of tax policies on poor countries - and lobby those in power to do something about it.
The dance and the Portuguese revolution
5 Jul - Our tax expert, David McNair, on two theories of change he picked up from a man on the inside...
Crack down on pinstriped pirates
Our calls for world leaders to take action against tax-dodging businesses ahead of major G20 talks in November 2009.
Alternative Tax Awards
Christian Aid's Alternative Tax Awards recognised outstanding achievements in the field of tax dodging, highlighting the $160bn it costs poor countries every year.