Tax bus tour reaches Carlisle

A bus that is touring the country explaining how global tax dodging is hurting poor people in the UK and around the world is stopping off in Carlisle.

The Tax Justice Bus will pull up in the city centre on day 44 of it's 53 day tour of the uK and Ireland.

It's being run by Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty and they are inviting local people on board the bus to learn about how they can make a difference in what they call 'the fight for tax Justice'.

The charities are asking people to sign a petition calling on the Prime Minister to push for measures that would require:

  • Companies to report on the profits they make and taxes they pay in every country in which they operate.
  • Tax havens to automatically share information about the money flowing through them with other countries.