Tax justice campaign bus arrives

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THE Tax Justice Bus will arrive in the Capital next week as part of a 53-day tour of the UK and Ireland.

Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty’s red double-decker will spend the day in the city on Wednesday, with residents invited to get on board and learn how they can make a difference in the “fight for tax justice”.

Niall Cooper, of Church Action on Poverty, said: “At a time when spending cuts are having a devastating impact on the UK’s poorest people and communities, tax dodging is morally unacceptable. It amounts to robbing the poor.

“If the government just collected the £35 billion of tax they know is going uncollected, they could invest properly in tackling UK poverty.”

A panel discussion event will take place in Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge, on Wednesday evening, which will include speakers who will explain more about tax dodging and the impact it has. Members of the public are invited to go along from 7.30pm and put their questions to the panel.

The bus will be parked at Bristo Square.