Public Funding/Tax Justice

The gap between the rich and the rest of us is growing rapidly. In many countries, the richest 1% pay less tax than everyone else. Profitable multinational corporations use loopholes and tax havens to avoid paying their share. Around the world, inequality is growing. A taxation system based on fairness and ability to pay is the first step in reversing this attack on the middle class.

Tax Justice for Social Justice

15 July 2015

PSI participated in a side-event on tax justice during the Financing for Development Conference (FFD3) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Taxes are arguably the most important source of government revenue to implement public policies to redistribute wealth and realize human rights, achieve equality, and strengthen governance and accountability.

Public finance and democratic control are key to achieving the SDGs

06 July 2015

PSI Deputy General Secretary David Boys, and Satoko Kishimoto, coordinator of the Reclaiming Public Water Network and the Water Justice Project at the Transnational Institute (TNI) have published a post on the Public Finance for WASH blog.

Civil Society Statement on World Public Service Day 2015

24 June 2015

Civil Society associations in India, including PSI, have released this statement on the occasion of World Public Services Day 2015 under the heading 'Protect and Expand Quality Public Services to reduce inequality.'

Mission impossible: Development without Public Services

18 June 2015
Unemployed person talks to advisors at a job fair

Seven years after the 2008 financial crisis, it is clear that austerity does not work. On the contrary, cutting public spending has only produced more unemployment, poverty and inequality.

ICRICT declaration

11 June 2015

On 2 June 2015, the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) launched a global declaration calling for an overhaul of the outdated international corporate tax system and demanding broad, sweeping changes in the current rules and governing institutions.

Public anger will grow if G20 leaders fail on tax

01 June 2015
ICRICT inaugural meeting

Global public sector union leader responds to Independent Commission for Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) findings.

Golden Dodges: McDonald’s $1.8 billion global tax avoidance strategy revealed

19 May 2015
Golden Dodges

McDonald’s appears to have taken advantage of corporate tax loopholes to avoid paying up to US $1.8 Billion in tax between 2009 and 2013 including 1 billion Euros in Europe and AU $497 million in Australia.