Today programme to investigate taxes on currency trading

From 7-9am on Saturday 2nd January Radio 4’s Today programme is handing the editorial reins to Baroness Shirley Williams, who will be investigating the pros and cons of a ‘Tobin Tax’ on international currency transactions.

Baroness Shirley WilliamsCurrency transaction levies are potentially a major new source of funding for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and RESULTS is currently campaigning for the UK government to set up a currency transaction levy (CTL) on Sterling to fund the MDGs that relate to health. You can read more about the campaign on our website, and there is an explanation of what the CTL is and how it would work here.

Baroness Williams is a Liberal Democrat peer who has engaged closely with the campaign to establish a currency transaction tax over the last few years, so this programme should be very illuminating.

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One response to “Today programme to investigate taxes on currency trading

  1. Pingback: Robin Hood Tax campaign officially launched « RESULTS UK – News and Views

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