Sunday, 27 January 2013

Independent on Sunday: "Bill Nighy: tackle tax avoidance to put an end to world hunger"

"Poor countries lose three times as much from multinationals' accounting practices as they get in aid. Sarah Morrison reports"

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"Corporate tax avoidance is costing developing countries an estimated £70bn a year, according to a coalition of more than a hundred leading charities. If taxes were paid in full, campaigners suggest, the money could be used to save the lives of 85,000 children under the age of five in the world's poorest countries every year.

"The figures, released days after the Prime Minister said tackling tax avoidance was one of the UK's priorities for its G8 presidency, put the scale of the issue worldwide into perspective. The actor and tax campaigner Bill Nighy told The Independent on Sunday last week they were 'breathtaking'."

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