Dirty oil company Shell made millions of pounds of profit in the UK in 2018 - but paid zero pounds in tax. 
And it’s all because the government is giving huge tax breaks to fossil fuel companies, money that could be spent on improving our schools and funding our NHS. 
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he wants our country to be “the cleanest, greenest on earth”. 
To put these words into action he needs to stop giving fossil fuel companies like Shell billions of pounds in tax breaks. Together, we can make Boris Johnson commit to scrapping these handouts. It’s just common sense - we shouldn’t be giving money to dirty fossil fuel companies at the same time as we urgently need to be cutting carbon emissions. A huge petition signed by thousands of people would show we are watching and wanting him to take action now.
So, Shantanu, if you think that we shouldn’t give fossil fuel companies huge tax breaks, add your name: SIGN THE PETITION Fossil fuel giants such as Shell and BP are behind a third of all carbon emissions. 
We can see the real effects of their pollution right now, contributing to climate catastrophes like Australia’s bushfires and Indonesia’s floods. 
But rather than forcing dirty fossil fuel companies to take responsibility over the climate crisis, the government is giving them billions of pounds in tax breaks. 
That’s money we could spend on schools, hospitals - or decarbonising the UK. The climate crisis couldn’t be more urgent. It’s one of the biggest problems the planet has ever faced. And if we want a livable world for future generations, we need to act now.
The first step is to stop huge handouts to the fossil fuel companies at the heart of the crisis.
So, can you sign the petition now? It will only take 2 minutes:
SIGN THE PETITION
Thanks for being involved, Yvonne, David, Cathy, Mia and the 38 Degrees team NOTES:
 Financial Times [paywall]: Shell reveals it paid no UK corporate income tax in 2018: https://www.ft.com/content/933fe2b8-20ee-11ea-92da-f0c92e957a96 The Telegraph [paywall]: Shell admits to paying no UK corporate tax last year: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/12/17/admits-paying-no-uk-corporate-income-tax-last-year/ The Guardian: At least 30 killed as flash floods hit Indonesian capital: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/02/floods-inundate-jakarta-deaths-20000-homeless-indonesia The Independent: Australia fires emergency must be tackled urgently, world leaders warn as country braces for worse to come: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/australia-fire-latest-hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-climate-forecast-emergency-roads-a9268261.html
 The Guardian: UK has biggest fossil fuel subsidies in the EU, finds commission: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/23/uk-has-biggest-fossil-fuel-subsidies-in-the-eu-finds-commission
 BBC: Election results 2019: Boris Johnson's victory speech in full: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50777071
 The Guardian: Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/09/revealed-20-firms-third-carbon-emissions
 See note 1. The Guardian: What are the links between climate change and bushfires? https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/11/what-are-the-links-between-climate-change-and-bushfires-explainer
 The Independent: ‘Utter hypocrisy’: Government refuses to stop spending billions on fossil fuel projects across world: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-fossil-fuels-uk-funding-environment-export-finance-a9129731.html
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