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UK: One third of Britons polled boycott companies due to tax avoidance, says Christian Aid

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Article
1 March 2013

One in three are voting with their wallet following tax revelations [UK]

Author: Christian Aid

A...survey...found a third...of Britons say that they are currently boycotting the products or services of a company because it does not pay its fair share of tax in the UK...Public outrage appears to be growing following recent revelations about the remarkably small amount of UK tax paid by some multinationals, the poll suggests. Two out of three...Britons now believe tax avoidance to be morally wrong, according to this latest survey...Three quarters...of those surveyed believe that David Cameron is right to make tackling tax evasion and avoidance a priority at the G8 meeting..."[T]ax is a powerful weapon against poverty and three quarters of Britons agree that if developing countries could collect more tax then they would, in time, be less dependent on international aid, and therefore better able to provide for their own people,’ adds Joseph Stead [from Christian Aid]

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Article
24 January 2013

Tax avoidance - an introduction

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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