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Rough Trade: The threat of TTIP to small businesses in the UK

January 2016

The controversial EU-US trade deal TTIP seeks to grant US corporations greater access to the markets of Europe without complying with EU social and environmental standards. 

This report reveals how such unfair competition will result in the loss of thousands of small businesses across Europe, and at least 680,000 jobs.

It also charts the rising opposition to TTIP within the business community, including the launch of Business Against TTIP.

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Tax Justice! Irelands Role In International Context

December 2015

As part of War on Want's and EPSU's three year tax justice training project, a seminar about Ireland's place in the international tax system was held in Dublin hosted by EPSU's affiliate CPSU in December 2015. This report provides a summary contributions to the seminar. 

PDF icon Tax Justice Irelands Role in International Context.pdf

Tax - what is it good for?

October 2015

Download the latest tax action card here and print it yourself  or available soon from Order Materials

Tax evasion cost the UK economy £73.4bn in 2013-14, and is likely to grow beyond £100bn by 2018-19 if the UK government does not take action. Reducing tax avoidance, evasion and debt could significantly increase government income and undermine the argument that there is no alternative to austerity.

PDF icon Tax - What is it Good For.pdf

Public Services Under Attack

October 2015

Our public services are under attack from a new generation of trade deals being negotiated behind closed doors. This report from War on Want and key European partners shows how the EU-US treaty TTIP and the EU-Canada treaty CETA will make any privatisation of public services effectively irreversible in future. The report also highlights the corporate lobby groups that have dictated the EU's agenda, to the long-term detriment of European people. It is published as part of the European campaign against TTIP, CETA and all the EU's free trade deals.

PDF icon Public Services Under Attack, 2015.pdf

Extracting minerals, extracting wealth: how Zambia is losing $3 billion a year from corporate tax dodging

October 2015

Zambia has abundant natural resources - including minerals and agriculture yet gains little tax revenue from the extraction of its resources, leading to lost oppportunities to invest in public services such as education and health.

PDF icon WarOnWant_ZambiaTaxReport_web.pdf

No TTIP, no silencing support for Palestinian rights

September 2015

We, the undersigned, oppose the dangerous Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations and the related attempts by some US politicians to use the TTIP process to restrict freedom of political expression and campaigning in solidarity with the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, justice and equality.

Follow link below for full letter and signatories

PDF icon No TTIP, no silencing support for Palestinian rights

Upfront: Fighting for justice- the next 5 years

September 2015

We have published a dymanic strategy to help us rise to the challenges in the fight for justice over the next 5 years. It is a statement of our vision for a world free from poverty and oppression, a declaration of our values and a record of the amazing victories we have secured with our partners in the struggle for socail justice around the world. This edition of Upfront looks at the highlights of our strategy and our work. 

PDF icon 749_WOW_UPFRONT_SEPT15_PRF6.pdf

The Tax Gap - tax evasion in 2014 and what can be done about it

July 2015

This pamphlet is a summary of a new report ‘Tax Evasion in 2014 – and what can be done about it’ written for PCS and War on Want,by Richard Murphy of Tax Research UK.

It makes a new estimate of the tax gap,which continues to be significantly higher than the HMRC estimate. This estimate,which is £119.4bn for financial year 2013/14, includes reductions in the estimates of tax avoidance and tax debt,but a significant increase in the estimated tax loss from evasion.

PDF icon PCS - War on Want version Tax Justice Report Executive Summary (2).pdf

Arming Apartheid

July 2015

Our new report, 'Arming Apartheid', details how trading arms with Israel makes the UK complicit in Israel’s continuing violations of human rights and international law.

PDF icon Arming Apartheid report (PDF)

Voices of Dissent

July 2015

This booklet explores the violence of neoliberalism and its infringements on human rights. It uses case studies which are drawn from the experiences of grassroots communities in South Africa, the UK, Mexico and Colombia to highlight the violence against the right to housing, shelter, land, resources and protest - a violence that is aimed particularly at the poor; at women and at Black people.

PDF icon Voices of Dissent booklet

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