The following councils are calling for a UK Robin Hood Tax: to fight against cuts to frontline services and to ensure the financial sector pays for the damage that it has caused the British economy and beyond.
Public sector cuts are hitting the country hard, and we haven't felt the worst of it yet. To make matters worse, the axe is falling heaviest on struggling councils, disproportionately affecting poorer communities. Against the backdrop of austerity, the banks (who caused the economic crisis) are once again enjoying massive profits. Despite being bailed out for billions by the taxpayer, the financial sector has largely avoided having to clean up after the mess they've made: the British public have once again footed the bill.
These councils have sent a message to the government: that a Robin Hood Tax can provide an alternative to cuts.
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