14 May 2019
Molly Scott-Cato, Green Party MEP for the South West, and lead candidate in next week's European election, today launched a "10-step Plan for Tax Justice" before an audience of small business owners in Bournemouth.
She said: "Greens are proud to have led on cracking down on corporate tax avoidance in this parliament. But there's still a lot more to done to make sure national government stop blocking European co-operation on this issue.
"Multinational corporations use their transnational structures to out-compete local independent businesses who pay their taxes and fund the public services that the corporations rely on to help generate their profits. They are parasites who are not paying their way."
Molly added: "Bournemouth is one of the country's financial centres, which is why we are launching this plan here. We need to clean up our financial sector so it stops serving our tax dodgers. Currently, it works for the benefit of the elite."
The plan was launched simultaneously across Europe, reflecting the close cooperation between Green parties across the European Union.