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Tax the super rich to protect our NHS

We’ve been busy this week. Yesterday we launched research showing how

£37 billion a year could be raised through five simple changes to the tax system. Five changes that would see the super rich taxed more.

Our research was picked up by The Guardian . And Labour MP Clive Lewis quoted our recommendations live on the BBC while making a case for wealth taxes.

The research has been shared thousands of times on Twitter and Facebook .

It’s been shared on Twitter by George Monbiot and Paul Lewis of Radio 4’s Money Box. And by Members of Parliament Marsha de Cordova , Beth Winter and Clive Lewis .

The revenue from wealth taxes could be used to fund our struggling NHS and public services. Spending cuts mooted by the government are not inevitable. There is an alternative.

Protect our NHS

We’ve launched a new petition to make sure Rishi Sunak can’t ignore this issue.

We’re demanding the government urgently avoid any cuts to the NHS and public services. Instead Rishi Sunak should introduce taxes on the super rich.

Will you support taxes on the super rich to stop cuts to the NHS and public services?

Sign the petition.

With your backing we can make the super rich pay more tax to support our public services.

Cost of living scandal

Our tax system must take more from the rich to support everyone struggling with the cost of living crisis. We’re making strides towards achieving this.

Labour leader Keir Starmer was pushing for the abolition of non-dom status at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

I was on LBC News on Tuesday, setting out just how damaging cuts to public services would be in the midst of a cost of living crisis.

Today we’re launching the Stop the Squeeze campaign . We’re demanding that Rishi Sunak  reject the failed economics of the past and pursue bolder solutions to solve the cost of living crisis. You can read more about it here in The Guardian .

The campaign brings together trade unions, charities, campaign groups, including Greenpeace, Save the Children and Oxfam. Follow the campaign on Twitter .