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Taxes for Peace Bill read in Parliament

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

On Tuesday 19th July  Ruth Cadbury MP tabled a 10-minute Rule Motion proposing the extension of the right of conscientious objection to military service into […]


Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Robin Brookes, war tax resister and Conscience committee member, talks about his decision to start withholding taxes Thirteen years ago I made the decision to […]

Announcement: Conscience is moving!

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

We are excited to announce that our team is moving to a new location in Golders Green. It has been an exciting couple of years […]

HMRC Refuse Right of Conscientious Objection

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

A group of staff from Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM), the charity which manages the central policy, property, staff and work of Quakers in Britain, have […]

Staff write letter in protest of the use of their taxes for military purposes

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Employees of Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM), the organisation that works on behalf of Quakers in Britain, have signed a joint letter to the treasury stating […]


Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

In today’s society, pushing back against militarism still very much feels like swimming against the tide. As countering militarism goes, tax is a controversial angle […]

100 years since the Military Service Act was passed

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

100 years ago today the Military Service Act was passed in Parliament. This Act simultaneously introduced compulsory military service and the inclusive right to conscientious […]

Screening of ‘Contempt of Conscience’ at Passing Clouds

Friday, January 15th, 2016

On Sunday evening we did another screening of ‘Contempt of Conscience’, a documentary about a group of war tax resisters who took their case to […]

Happy New Year!!

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

950 years since the Battle of Hastings, 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare, 350 years since the Great Fire of London, 100 years […]

Contempt of Conscience – a documentary about the Peace Tax 7

Monday, December 7th, 2015

At our Peace Agenda event on the 30th of November we screened Contempt of Conscience, a documentary about a group of military tax resisters who […]

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