In response to Commons debate on FTT and amendment vote

Monday, June 17, 2013

For immediate release:

Simon Chouffot, spokesperson for the Robin Hood Tax campaign, said:

“All three main parties support the principle of FTTs, so it's puzzling not all could sign up to an amendment that stated such. 

“The Government can't face two ways at once - it must decide whether it is for the principle and should push for an FTT that would be in Britain's interest, or it is left open to the charge that it is brushing aside billions in additional revenue to protect its friends in the City.”

For more information contact:

Simon Chouffot: 07725 879 580

Jon Slater: 07876 476 403

Notes to editors:

The Robin Hood Tax campaign is a coalition of 117 UK organisations including Barnardo’s, Comic Relief, Oxfam, Friends of the Earth, Stamp Out Poverty and the TUC:

The campaign has more than 250,000 supporters and is endorsed by over 1,000 economists and politicians from all main political parties.

The campaign is calling for financial transaction taxes to help tackle poverty and climate change, at home and abroad.