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BE PART OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST BANK JOB

A tiny tax on bankers can make a big difference here and abroad.

That’s why throughout the last year we’ve been pushing for a levy on currency transactions, to invest in HIV and health financing in developing countries. And we’re still pushing. Watch our film: Robin Hood Tax: Accessing antiretroviral drugs in Uganda.

We support a Bankers Tax – which goes by the name of the Robin Hood Tax in the UK. We have united with almost 50 other organisations to campaign for the Bankers Tax. It kicked off with an escapade at the Bank of England in the early hours!

IT WORKS LIKE THIS

An inconsequential 0.05% levied on all currency transactions could raise in excess of $700 billion a year.

This can be used to provide funds to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged people at home and abroad.

WHY DO WE NEED THE BANKERS TAX FOR HIV AND HEALTH?

There are many ways the Bankers Tax can invest in health – here’s just two:

  • 4.5 million people living with HIV can’t access the treatment they desperately need. The Bankers Tax can help deliver life saving anti-retroviral drugs to these people.
  • TB is a curable disease. Yet 1.8 million people died from TB in 2008. Small change from bankers can provide the cure.

Find out about our work to stop preventable deaths, by working towards universal access to HIV treatment and care and how we’re tackling issues relating to TB and HIV.

GET IN ON THE JOB

    Millions of people die each year from preventable diseases . . . the Bankers Tax can provide the cure