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  1. DEATH & TAXES The true toll of tax dodging

  2. Exposing the scandal of poverty and challenging systems which make people poor Exposing the scandal of poverty and challenging systems which make people poor

  3. Fighting for debt cancellation Fighting for debt cancellation

  4. Jubilee 2000 Debt Campaign • G8 countries at Cologne in 1999 committed to cancelling $111 billion of debt • At Gleneagles in 2005 world leaders agreed to cancel debt for Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs)

  5. Supporting Fairtrade • Campaigning for fair trade since 1992. • Helped establish the Fairtrade Foundation and Divine. • In 2007 UK consumers spent more than £400 million on products carrying the Fairtrade logo.

  6. Calling for trade justice Calling for trade justice

  7. Trade Justice: EPAs • Exposing the myth of economic liberalisation as a solution to poverty. • Only 1 of 6 regions have signed a FULL EPA • DFID withheld £50 million of funding to the World Bank in September 2006 

  8. But what if poor countries had their own resources to pay for their own development?

  9. They do…

  10. TAX

  11. How the UK Government raises taxes How the UKGovernment spends taxes

  12. UK US Zambia Peru 28% 35% 30% 30% How much corporation tax?

  13. DVD

  14. The Price is Right?

  15. How your £1 is chopped up…

  16. A slippery business

  17. People who add the real value People who add the real value

  18. Why Tax?

  19. Poor countries currentlyhave to rely on aid

  20. £80bn in potential revenue

  21. Saving up to1000 lives a day

  22. no more secrecyno more excuses

  23. “Christian Aid believes that the creation of effective and fair taxation systems in the developing world is the only way that poor countries can end their dependence on aid and stand on their own feet”Death & Taxes Report, 2008