38 Degrees & HMRC
38 Degrees members work together to bring about real change in the UK by
taking action on the issues that we all care about.
This morning, 38 Degreese found out that the government’s tax collectors - HMRC - don't seem to have been doing their job properly. Instead of making sure everyone is paying their fair share of tax, they’ve agreed to “sweetheart deals” letting big companies off paying billions of pounds.
The government will be hoping we’re too busy doing our Christmas shopping and working out how we’re going to pay our heating bills to care what their tax officers have been up to. But they’re wrong.
A huge public outcry and a flood of complaints to HMRC will send a powerful message: we won’t stand for the government giving big business the green light to dodge billions in tax.
It only takes 2 minutes to send a complaint letter to HMRC - we’ll collect all the letters together and deliver them in the New Year: https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/complain-to-HMRC
Today's news is full of the shocking details of these deals. The Daily Mail warns "While families, shopkeepers and small businesses are forced to pay their bills in full, big businesses are striking favourable deals and have a 'far too cosy' relationship with HM Revenue and Customs."
As lots of us prepare for winter on a tight budget, it’s not hard to imagine that those billions of pounds could have been spent on something better than stuffing the wallets of the most powerful companies in the country. We could have spent it on schools, on hospitals, or making sure everyone can have a safe, warm home this Christmas time.
We know that tax dodging is a big issue. That's why last month we decided that it should be something we should make an urgent priority. This is our chance to make sure we get a fairer system. A people-powered flood of complaints now will surprise HMRC and force them to think again.
Send your letter of complaint to HMRC now:
The government has just announced a plan to spy on us all, to be pushed through “as soon as Parliamentary time allows”.They want to see details of who we call, text and email, and which websites we visit - without any kind of warrant or reason. They want to force phone and internet companies to install special devices to provide all this data on each and every one of us. Experts are lining up to condemn this idea as intrusive, expensive and ineffective. But we know that when the Labour government announced similar plans a few years ago, a huge outcry was needed to make them to back down.
So let's build a massive petition right away, to show British citizens simply won’t put up with the government spying on their every move. Please click here to add your name now https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/stop-the-snooping-plan