With the Budget coming up on 20 March, there’s a great opportunity to get your local MP to put pressure on Chancellor George Osborne to:
- keep the Government’s promise that 0.7% of national income will go to life-saving aid, stopping children dying from hunger and helping the poorest feed themselves. It’s about time to live up to a 40 plus year old promise, which could inspire other rich nations to act.
- ensure that the Finance Bill will make UK companies operating in poor countries spill the beans on tax dodging by unscrupulous multinationals – they lose three times more money to tax havens than they receive in aid each year.
Please, please, write to your MP. (Click here to find your MP: http://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/contact-your-mp/) highlighting the points above.
Remember, it’s your MP’s job to listen to you – so your voice really will make a big difference.
Please let us know if you need any further information and if you get a response from your MP.
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