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Caroline Lucas’ e-petition to promote Tax and Financial Transparency

Please see following message received from Caroline’s Senior Parliamentary Press Officer :
Hi all,
You may remember that, back in March, Caroline tabled a Tax and Financial Transparency Bill aimed at tackling corporate tax evasion and avoidance: http://www.greenparty.org.uk/news/17-03-2011-tax-evasion-bill-parliament.html
She has now launched a related e-petition to galvanise public support for the proposed measures – we are also hoping that this will help to put pressure on the Government to make time available for the second reading of the Bill on 25 November and raise awareness of the issue more generally. Over 1,800 people have already signed since 11 Oct.
The petition itself is here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/18996. Obviously the more signatures the better, so please feel free to circulate far and wide! It might also be useful as a reference point in local media work around the cuts, tax issues and the economy.
UK Uncut are supporting and have posted a nice piece with video footage of Caroline here: http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/blog/help-make-corporate-tax-dodgers-pay-their-fair-share
Many thanks,
Melissa
Melissa Freeman
Senior Parliamentary Press Officer
Office of Caroline Lucas MP