Residents urged to sign petition

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CHRISTIAN Aid and Church Action on Poverty campaigners are bringing a Tax Justice bus to South Yorkshire in a bid to highlight how ‘global tax dodging is hurting the poor’.

The red double-decker bus is due to arrive in the county on Wednesday, October 10.

It will be stopping outside Doncaster Minster, between 9am and 10am, Rotherham Minster, from 11am to noon, Barnsley Baptist Church, between 12.30pm and 1.30pm and Sheffield Cathedral, between 4pm and 5pm.

Local residents are invited to get on board to learn how they can make a difference in the fight for tax justice.

The charities want people to ‘Tick for Tax Justice’ by signing a petition that calls on Prime Minister David Cameron 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 and also for tax havens to automatically share information about the money flowing through them.

Niall Cooper, of Church Action on Poverty, said: “Tax dodging is morally unacceptable.”