Over a million actions have been taken, not least those by CSP members, calling for this tiny tax on financial transactions: to help protect public services and fight poverty and climate change, at home and abroad.
Presented to decision-makers across European capitals, the Million Strong petition is the latest initiative from the growing global campaign for financial transactions taxes of which the society is a member. The call was targeted at the leaders and finance ministers of eleven European countries (including France and Germany) currently negotiating to introduce their own Robin Hood Taxes.
With the talks soon coming to a close, we're urging these leaders to stay strong in the face of sustained lobbying from a financial sector keen to dilute the proposal. We know that the Robin Hood Tax is a great way to ensure that the financial sector pays its fair share; whilst any watering down of this deal could lead to the loss of billions to help the world’s poorest people and the planet.
It’s been a long fight - and with so much at stake - we’re asking Europe’s leaders: will you join the million by backing a strong Robin Hood Tax?