Green Party: Government should stop blaming migrants for public service crisis and focus on taxing wealthy
27 January 2017
The Green Party has called on the Government to stop blaming migrants for the crises facing public services and focus on making the wealthiest people in society pay their fair share instead.
The party made the call in response to news the public accounts committee has said HMRC is failing to stop rich tax dodgers.
Jonathan Bartley, co-leader, said:
“While the Government blames migrants and benefit claimants for the problems our country faces from housing to the NHS, it gives special treatment to tax avoiders.
“If we made sure rich tax dodgers paid their fair share there would be more money to support vital services and build the homes we need. Wealth inequality in Britain has soared on the Tories’ watch. We need action to tackle the tax avoidance industry as well as a wealth tax on the top earners if we are to redress the balance.”