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G4S joins world’s worst company 'hall of shame'

24 January 2013 - 11:10am

War on Want has called for an end to G4S’s complicity in the Occupation of Palestine after the company was voted one of the world’s worst companies in this year’s Public Eye award. G4S came third in the people’s choice category behind Shell and Goldman Sachs.

G4S joins world's worst company 'hall of shame'

24 January 2013 - 11:10am

War on Want has called for an end to G4S's complicity in the Occupation of Palestine after the company was voted one of the world's worst companies in this year's Public Eye award. G4S came third in the people's choice category behind Shell and Goldman Sachs.

EU approval of financial transaction tax welcomed

22 January 2013 - 11:34am

War on Want hails ‘major victory' for 15-year campaign

The European Council's green light to a broad-based financial transaction tax has been welcomed by anti-poverty campaigners as a major victory in the battle for a more equitable banking system.

Olympic ‘shambles’ G4S up for wooden spoon

4 January 2013 - 11:26am

The UK charity War on Want proposed that G4S should win the People’s Award among the Public Eye prizes set for announcement to coincide with the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos on 24 January.

UK aid ‘fuelling hunger in Africa'

11 December 2012 - 10:45am

The UK government is spending hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers' money promoting the interests of multinational corporations in Africa instead of fighting poverty, according to a new report released today.

Autumn statement - Osborne ‘turning a blind eye' to tax avoidance

5 December 2012 - 1:32pm

Responding to the Chancellor's Autumn statement, Murray Worthy, campaigner at anti-poverty charity War on Want said;

“This government is turning a blind eye to the enormous scale of corporate tax avoidance, completely ignoring the public demand that tax avoidance needs to be eliminated. Nothing Osborne said today will stop the billions being avoided by giant multinationals like Amazon, Google and Starbucks. Instead, by just tinkering around the edges, Osborne is sending a clear message that these big companies can keep avoiding tax. This is yet more hypocrisy from a government that is all too keen to talk tough on tax avoidance, yet is giving up on billions lost every year.”

Campaigners slam Osborne's hollow tax plans

3 December 2012 - 11:14am

Campaigners today slammed George Osborne's announced clampdown on tax avoidance as 'hollow' and 'yet more hypocrisy'.  

Report exposes Osborne tax plan ‘hypocrisy'

3 December 2012 - 1:50am

A new report released today by War on Want reveals that the centrepiece of the government's plans to tackle tax abuse will have no impact on the tax avoided by Amazon, Google and Starbucks.

War on Want condemns Israel attack on Gaza

20 November 2012 - 4:28pm

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today condemned Israel for its attack on Gaza and accused British foreign secretary William Hague of giving Israel a signal to continue escalating its military operations.

War on Want supports ‘unprecedented' austerity fight

14 November 2012 - 9:54am

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today will back the first pan-Europe coordinated action over austerity measures as workers stage general strikes in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Malta.

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