Tackle the causes of hunger by taking action to stop tax dodgers
  • Petitioned David Cameron

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David Cameron

Tackle the causes of hunger by taking action to stop tax dodgers

    1. Petition by

      Bill Nighy

Stories of large companies avoiding tax have been splashed across our news, but these tax dodgers have a far greater impact beyond our shores. Tax dodging corporations are depriving the world’s poorest countries of billions of dollars they could use to feed their people.

Each night one in eight people goes to bed hungry and every ten seconds a child dies because of malnutrition.

Every country must work together to end the global problem of tax dodging. This month the Prime Minister will lead a summit of world leaders at the G8 in the UK -- this is the perfect opportunity to tackle companies avoiding tax.

I've seen the devastation that hunger causes to communities in my position as an Oxfam Ambassador. That's why we have started a petition on Change.org calling on David Cameron to take action on tax at this month's G8 and ensure large companies don't make the poorest suffer. Click here to join us.

If David Cameron is serious, he has to start by getting UK tax havens - which are responsible for billions of lost tax - into line. That means forcing them to share tax information with the poorest countries, so they get the money that is fairly owed to them and which they can use to make sure their people have enough food to eat.

And if the G8 are serious, they'd also make a promise to get rid of the secrecy that allows rich individuals to hide behind phantom firms. Nobody should be able to hide from the tax man.

As a supporter of the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign, I know that David Cameron has a unique opportunity to tackle the causes of hunger - like tax dodging - at the G8 summit. And because the G8 is in the UK this year, people from the UK have a unique opportunity to persuade him to do so.

If enough people add their name to our petition we'll be able to send a strong message on what’s most important -- giving some of the poorest people in the world a fighting chance of life. Please join us and call on David Cameron to take strong action on companies that avoid tax at next month's G8.

Thank you,
Bill Nighy

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    • Gemma Creamer BOURNEMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Its disgusting. The world we live in is all backwards!!!! People place value on money instead of life.

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    • Tony Hamilton BROADSTONE, DORSET, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      It is a matter of JUSTICE - tax dodging by the rich (individuals and corporations) is a scandal, the whole system is designed to keep the rich, rich and the poor, poor. We rip off the poor nations in all kinds of ways but using tax avoidance schemes to avoid paying them their legitimate taxes is completely immoral.

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    • David Candy LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      As a Paediatric Gastroenterologist, the consequences of childhood malnutrition are devastating to normal child development.

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    • Tina M Malliarakis LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      People should not be starving in the 21st century whilst others exploit their mass wealth ignoring others plight. Life is once, you can't bring someone back once they're dead.

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    • Kem To LINCOLN, UNITED STATES
      • about 1 year ago

      Please go to site:

      http://www.change.org/petitions/microbial-ecological-fertilizer-is-our-safer-future

      Poor people has to afford healthy food, drinking healthy water, as well breath good air to avoid all deceases !

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