Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Tax Justice Bus Tour 2012

THIS Autumn Church Action on Poverty and Christian Aid are joining forces to take the campaign for Tax Justice on the road, with a 7 week Tax Justice Bus Tour. Their bright red London bus will be touring the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland, to promote the simple message: It's time for Tax Justice for the poorest communities at home and globally. In an age of austerity and spending cuts, both organisations believe that tax avoidance is morally unacceptable saying that it effectively amounts to robbing the poor - in the UK and in poor countries - of money that should be spent on education, health and welfare.

The tour will pass through Scotland at the beginning of October and will be in the Scottish Borders on 1st October, Glasgow on 2nd October, Edinburgh on 3rd October, St Andrews on 4th October and Inverness on 5th October. For more information about the tour visit the Church Action on Poverty website or facebook page.

While the bus will be in Glasgow on 2nd October we hope that some Commissioners from the Poverty Truth Commission will be aboard the bus to talk with other about the impact of spending cuts on their community.

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