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Peace Tax Legislation

We are at the early stages of planning to introduce a similar Bill later on in the current parliament. Below, you can read the details about our tireless efforts to advocate for a Peace Tax legislation.

/Latest News - Peace Tax Bill:

In 2021/22 we formed a Peace Tax Bill working group, which has been meeting regularly, to prepare for our next Peace Tax Bill. This year, we are planning to continue our work on the text of the new Bill, developing related campaigning resources, and reaching out to as many MPs as possible, calling on their support.

 

The last time we launched a Bill in parliament, to try to change the law to recognise the right to conscientiously object to financial conscription, was in 2016. 

As we start 2023, we are committed to spreading our message further still, continuing to prepare for our next Peace Tax Bill. The time for change is now!

Latest News - Peace Tax Legislation
/Understanding Peace Tax Campaign

We are dedicated to advocating for a fundamental change in the law, allowing individuals to redirect the military portion of their taxes towards peaceful purposes. While the right to conscientiously object to physical military service was achieved in the UK in 1916, today, we no longer face physical conscription.

 

However, we are still compelled to financially support the military through our taxes. Conscience passionately campaigns for the right of individuals to conscientiously object to this modern-day form of financial conscription.

Understanding Peace Tax Campaigning
/Legislation - Peace Tax Bill - 2016

The last time we launched a Bill in parliament, to try to change the law to recognise the right to conscientiously object to financial conscription, was in 2016.

Legislation - Peace Tax Bill - 2016
/Our legislative journey - Coming soon...

We are currently enhancing this page to provide you with a comprehensive legislative journey. Soon, you'll have access to records of previous attempts at legislation, dating back through the years. Additionally, learn about our extensive campaigning around legislation, which includes asking questions in Parliament, submitting Early Day Motions, and lobbying MPs, even when a specific bill wasn't being promoted. Get answers to questions like, "How many times has Conscience tried to get legislation passed? When? Who proposed it?" as we delve into our rich legislative history. 

Our legislative journey
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