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.

Chevron’s Aggressive Tax Avoidance Exposed at Global Summit

17 September 2015
Chevron Headquarters, Houston - Photo: Dave Wilson (Creative Commons)

[GENEVA, 17 September 2015] - A report released today has revealed the extent of tax avoidance undertaken by US-based oil giant, Chevron, on its largest global project – the Gorgon LNG project in Australia.

Reaction to the agreed Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development by PSI

24 July 2015
Opening

On 16 July, the Financing for Development Conference (FFD3) has come to an end by adopting the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on FFD. PSI joins the trade union movement and civil society partners in their rejection of the outcome, which will be neither transformative nor deliver the future we want.

The role of taxation in funding quality public services

21 July 2015
The role of taxation in funding quality public services

On 10 July, Public Services International came together with 15 organisations to organise a panel discussion on the Role of Taxation in Funding Quality Public Services.

Tax is a matter of life or death

16 July 2015

When it comes to funding sustainable development, tax is perhaps the most critical piece of the puzzle, yet our system of taxing global profits is inadequate for our globalized economy, disadvantages the poorest countries, and has no globally representative coordinating body.

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.'