Monday, 11th April | 6:30pm
Join us for this panel discussion exploring how a renewed tax system, inc. increased taxation on wealth can contribute to the Common Good.
Join Church Action for Tax Justice manager Cat Jenkins, alongside Robert Palmer (Director, Tax Justice UK) and Rt Rev Dr Alan Smith (Lord Bishop of St Albans) for this panel discussion exploring how a wealth tax, as part of a renewed tax system, can contribute to the Common Good and build a more sustainable life for all.
As Christians, we know we are called to speak truth to power, to highlight injustices, and to speak and act for change. That’s why, through our #GoodMeasure campaign we are calling for the UK Government to introduce a one-off wealth tax on the richest 1%.
This event will be chaired by ECCR Executive Director Sarah Edwards (Church Action for Tax Justice is a programme of ECCR). Find out more about our Good Measure campaign here. This event is free to attend, but if you’re able to make a donation towards our work you can do so here.
“It is morally wrong that our economic system allows more and more wealth to accumulate in the hands of a few, while public services and standards of living decline -To build a peaceful and sustainable world, we must tackle extreme wealth” Paul Parker, Quakers in Britain
These bold provisions for a wealth tax from Church Action for Tax Justice would help redistribute the undue financial gains the super-rich made during the pandemic whilst simultaneously tackling the tax avoidance that has plagued the UK for decades.” Rt Revd. Dr Alan Smith, Lord Bishop of St Albans
“Spiralling inequality is a major issue in our society, and all the evidence suggests that this is deeply damaging to our collective morale and trust. A wealth tax of the kind we are backing recognises that vastly disproportionate rewards for a very small number of citizens will not make for a cohesive and just national community – Contributing to the creation of a more cohesive and a more just system is not a “tax burden” but an opportunity to build a stable, sustainable” Dr Rowan Williams, Former Archbishop of Canterbury