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Tax avoidance by large companies is wrong say 89% of British adults

Categories: Articles:Social Justice | Published: 21/11/2017 | Views: 795

Almost nine out of 10 (89%) of British adults say tax avoidance by large companies is morally wrong even if it's legal, according to a new ComRes poll for Christian Aid. The poll is published ahead of the Budget, which is expected to include new measures against tax avoidance following further revelations made in the Paradise Papers.

The poll also found that more than four in five Britons (85%) agree that large companies in the UK can avoid tax too easily.

People are also worried about tax avoidance in the world's poorer countries. Four out of five British adults (78%) say it's important to them that large companies pay their fair share of tax in developing countries and three-quarters (75%) say the next UK government should legislate to discourage UK companies from avoiding tax in these countries.

The poll was conducted on 15-16 November by research agency ComRes who surveyed 2,051 British adults aged 18+. It found that just under one in four people (23%) believe political parties have gone far enough in their promises to tackle tax avoidance by large companies.  Read the full article here 

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