Bristol Tax Avoidance Olympics - help make it happen
on Thursday 12 Jul 2012
type: Event Notice
event time: Saturday 04 Aug 2012 13:00
The Tax Avoidance Olympics – Bristol City Centre, 4th August at 2pm
Roll up, roll up for the Tax Avoidance Olympics!
As athletes from around the world compete for gold medals and a place on the podium at London 2012, the corporate sponsors are battling for a different prize: to see who can pay the least tax during the Olympics, which will become the world’s latest tax haven.
In order to bring the Olympic Games to London, the UK tax office has granted all the official partner organisations (including corporate giants like Coca-Cola, McDonalds, and Visa) exemption from paying corporation or income tax while the games are taking place.
Is this the Olympic Spirit? Or another example of the rich getting a free ride while ordinary people pick up the tab through cuts in public services?
As the Olympics are in full swing on August 4th, Bristol will host an alternative event, where athletes representing the corporate sponsors compete in events like:
Cooking the books
Jumping through tax loopholes
Avoiding the taxman
Hide (your profits) and seek
If you want to help make the Bristol Tax Avoidance Olympics happen, we need enthusiasm, costumes, props, energy and loads of athletes to take part in events and spread the word about the great Olympic tax swindle.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved – we need people power to make this happen!
Alternatively, come along to the Bristol & District Anti-Cuts Coalition public meeting on Monday, 23rd July at Friends Meeting House, Champion Square (River Street), Bristol BS2 9DB.