03 December 2013, Latest news
Listen to War on Want's tax campaigner Murray Worthy take on the Premier of Bermuda on the BBC over the island jurisdiction's 'tax haven' status and how we can effectively tackle the global scourge of tax avoidance and tax evasion.Add Comment
28 November 2013, Press releases
- OECD complaint details more than £400 million of related party deals
- Complaint follows weeks after report cited over £1 billion tax avoidance
As the parent company of Britain’s largest high street chemists Boots opens its pharmacist convention in the tax haven Monaco, new evidence today emerges about the firm’s related party transactions, involving more than £400 million.
These deals appear to have enriched Alliance Boots executive chairman Stefano Pessina at the expense of the company and UK taxpayers.
New research by the anti-poverty charity War on Want and the US labour federation Change to Win has triggered a complaint today with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.Add Comment
26 November 2013, Press releases
David Cameron today faces pressure to abolish the UK’s tax havens as a charity singled out Bermuda as a key target amid reports that Google has increased the royalty payments it shifts through the island to avoid tax.Add Comment
25 November 2013, Latest news
This week Britain’s top tax havens are coming to London for their annual summit with the UK government, hosted by the Foreign Office.
The British Overseas Territories may be the last remnants of the old British colonial empire, but they make up the backbone of the ‘British secrecy empire’ – the UK’s global tax haven network. According to the Tax Justice Network, the UK and its overseas tax havens combined rank as the most significant tax haven in the world, ahead of the world’s most famous tax haven, Switzerland.Add Comment
22 November 2013, Latest news
Great interview with Bandile Mdalose, General Secretary of the South African shack dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo, a movement with which War on Want is proud to have a longstanding partnership. With many thanks to SACSIS for the video.Add Comment
18 November 2013, Previous events
War on Want brought together activists from across the world fighting for their Right to the City on 7 November 2013. The inspirational contributions showed how we too can take back the streets by demanding affordable housing, services, secure places of work and a right to shape our cities.Add Comment
08 November 2013, Latest news
Abahlali baseMjondolo is a movement War on Want is proud to have a long-standing partnership with. S'bu Zikode was a key founder of the movement in KwaZulu-Natal, his home province, in 2005 and was the first President.Add Comment
05 November 2013, Latest news
Thank you Central Foundation Girls School!
As part of their project for Citizenship class, Fahima, Nadia and Ruhina made this short film of their activities to raise awareness of War on Want's Love Fashion Hate Sweatshops campaign.
If you would like War on Want to deliver a sweatshop related workshop to your class to help motivate a group around a related subject, please email Nadia at email@example.com or visit our schools page.
16 October 2013, Latest news
A big thank you to everyone who visited the Upcycing Academy at the Knitting & Stitching Show 2013
14 October 2013, Press releases
Taxpayer-funded firm’s gain worth 78,000 nurses, two years’ prescription charges or 5.2m ambulance calls.Add Comment
14 October 2013, Latest news
New research shows that Alliance Boots, the high street chemist and pharmaceutical giant, has avoided more than £1 billion in tax since it went private six years ago through taking on excessive debts, profit shifting and corporate restructuring. This report, Alliance Boots & The Tax Gap, published by War on Want, Unite the Union and Change to Win, exposes the full scale of Boots' tax avoidance for the first time.Add Comment
11 October 2013, Press releases
The anti-poverty charity battling to win compensation for destitute victims of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh today urged Strictly Come Dancing star and Matalan model Abbey Clancy to back their calls for help.Add Comment
11 October 2013, Latest news
Please watch and share this video of the workers and families in Bangladesh who have been abandoned by the companies that sourced from the factories in the Rana Plaza, to ensure that they are not forgotten.Add Comment
09 October 2013, Press releases
Brands reported to have links with last night’s deadly fire at a Bangladeshi garment factory today came under new pressure to sign a legally-binding safety accord.Add Comment
07 October 2013, Latest news
War on Want has written to the Honduran government in solidarity with the human rights defenders Berta Cáceres Flores, Aureliano Molina Villanueva and Tomas Gomez Membreño, leaders of the Honduran Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations (Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras- COPINH). According to Amnesty International, the three leaders are being criminalised because of their role defending the human rights of the Lenca indigenous population and are facing unfounded criminal charges.Add Comment
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