20,000 signatures reached
To: Chancellor Rishi Sunak
Only bail out businesses that act responsibly
All UK Government and Bank of England bailouts should have conditions attached to make sure businesses:
- Protect jobs
- Fully pay their fair share of tax
- Reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to meet climate targets
Why is this important?
The Bank of England is bailing out huge businesses with billions of pounds of taxpayers money - but some of these businesses are destroying our climate, avoiding paying tax, and laying off workers.
It doesn’t have to be this way. The government could choose to only provide Bank of England bailouts to companies that protect jobs and the climate, and pay their fair share of tax. Or they could continue - businesses as usual - and dole out taxpayer money irresponsibly.
Campaign groups have been working hard to uncover the scale of this crisis. And public polling has shown that 63% of the public think big businesses should only receive public bailout money if they agree to these key conditions.
But if we are to stand a chance of building a fairer, greener country after the pandemic - we’re going to need to turn up the pressure. A huge petition - signed by hundreds and thousands of members of the public will send a clear message: only bail out businesses which help build a fairer, greener future.