An innovative tax on business financial transactions could deliver millions of pounds for cash-strapped Welsh councils.
Public services such as libraries, youth services, parks and leisure services and environmental and food hygiene services have been damaged by UK Conservative government austerity and are in danger of withering away completely unless urgent investment is found. The Robin Hood Tax, a small tax paid on financial trading, would provide enormous funds for Welsh public services at no financial cost to the overwhelming majority of the population.
- Four months of a Robin Hood Tax could reverse all cuts to total Welsh government spending since austerity began
- Two weeks of a Robin Hood Tax could prevent the need for further cuts to Welsh Government spending on public services over the next few years
- Ten days of a Robin Hood Tax could return the services for each vulnerable older person in Wales to the level provided before austerity began
- Six weeks of a Robin Hood Tax could replace all funding currently provided by the EU for development in rural and deprived parts of Wales
What can you do to help?
We want you to write to your Assembly Member and MP urging them to support an end to austerity; the introduction of a Robin Hood Tax and fair funding for Wales.
Watch UNISON branch officers talking about why we need an end to austerity and a Robin Hood Tax
Watch head of local government Dominic MacAskill on our fair funding for Wales campaign