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Rejected petition Return taxes, used to pay compensation to British slavers, to black communities

Up until 2015, British taxes contributed to paying back a loan used to compensate slave owners for the “loss of human property”. The full amount should be returned to under-funded black communities and charities. If necessary, the government should take out another loan for this important issue too.

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The government is responsible for this underfunding and systemic racism present in the UK. It has become public knowledge, recently, that our taxes have been used to pay off slave owners, and yet nothing given to black communities to level the playing field and to set the historic injustice right.

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You may wish to sign some or all of these petitions instead:

Refund taxes used to pay slavery abolition debt to British descendants of slaves: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/325536

Reimburse tax payers for monies used to compensate slave owners: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/325300

Pay Slavery Reparations to all Caribbean & African Descendants: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/325237

Legislate for the provision of reparations to communities affected by slavery: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/325529

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