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Budget Day Strikes – support the PCS today

Posted on March 20, 2013 by | 1 Comment

It’s budget day. Again. Once more, George Osborne will stand up on his hind legs and assault the people of Britain. And once more, the Public and Commercial Services Union are standing on the from line against him. Tomorrow, PCS members are on strike. They are, quite rightly, demanding a pay rise. For too long, [...]

Alan Milburn was paid by NHS privateers while still an MP

Posted on February 27, 2013 by | No Comments

This isn’t new information, but it was new to me. This Guardian article from two years ago says that, when he was still an MP, Alan Milburn was getting £25-30k a year from a company called Bridgepoint. But it doesn’t tell you who Bridgepoint are. Here’s the answer: they are a private equity company. In [...]

What does UEA have against protesters?

Posted on February 22, 2013 by | 2 Comments

By Elliot Folan Earlier this month, the University of East Anglia dropped a disciplinary case against two students for taking part in an anti-tax avoidance protest. I was one of those students, and although the case was dropped it was a perfect example of the creeping criminalisation of protest that’s taking place on university campuses [...]

Here’s why David Cameron should do community service

Posted on February 14, 2013 by | 3 Comments

By Stuart Roger Phew! Thank God that’s over. 100 hours of community service for disrupting a speech David Cameron was giving in Scotland, as an act of protest against his epicly unjust, epicly unnecessary programme of public spending cuts. As I’ve doing it, I have been reflecting on the political value of what I did, [...]

Starbucks Vice President awarded “Prize Mug” following £33m tax ‘dodge’

Posted on November 29, 2012 by | 2 Comments

Starbucks VP Marketing Ian Cranna was yesterday awarded a golden mug ahead of a speech in Birmingham. The “Prize Mug” was awarded for the company’s ‘mugging’ of the UK taxpayer. Starbucks UK was recently revealed to have dodged many millions of pounds of UK tax in the year 2011/12. It has failed to pay any [...]

BREAKING: Fortnum and Mason 145 Trial Group B in Mixed Verdict on Appeal

Posted on October 31, 2012 by | No Comments

The appeal for the second group of defendants in the Fortnum and Mason trial concluded today. The group had been convicted of Aggravated Trespass in March this year. The appeal that concluded today was for 9 members of the Fortnum and Mason 145, who were arrested on March the 26th 2011 while occupying the luxury [...]

Why I gate crashed the HMRC boss’ dinner

Posted on September 25, 2012 by | 4 Comments

Last week, some friends and I gate crashed a speech from the retired HMRC boss Dave Hartnett at the dinner at a tax dodgers conference. The video of our action went viral yesterday. Here are my thoughts on it. I stood in local elections last year. If I had bought dinner and a drink for [...]

Watch: Well-dressed protesters gatecrash HMRC boss’s black-tie party

Posted on September 24, 2012 by | 4 Comments

“You will depart immediately, before we set the dogs on you.”

HMRC should concentrate on closing tax loopholes, not school children and plumbers

Posted on July 26, 2012 by | No Comments

Commenting on David Gauke’s criticism of cash-in-hand payments as ‘immoral’, and the accusation that HMRC are encouraging school children to ‘become state spies’ and report neighbours who pay too little in tax, UK Uncut spokeswoman Kat Templeton said: ‘Maybe HMRC are turning to school children for help because the Coalition are cutting 10,000 jobs from [...]

Conservative ignores £13 trillion in tax havens to focus on tradespeople

Posted on July 24, 2012 by | 2 Comments

From UK Uncut: Treasury Minister David Gauke last night attempted to reshape the public debate around tax avoidance and evasion by focusing government anger at trades people ‘dealing cash in hand’. Public anger at tax avoidance has been growing recently fueled by the action of groups such as UK Uncut targeting corporate tax avoiders, and [...]

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