Voters in marginals seek clampdown on corporate tax avoidance: FT reports ComRes poll finding

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“tax avoidance by large companies is morally wrong, even if it is legal”.

tax justice network header‘Gathering steam’ after years of work by the Tax Justice Network and other organisations, Vanessa Houlder in the Financial Times reports on a poll conducted by ComRes. It surveyed 1,000 adults in 40 of the most marginal constituencies between March 26 and April 13 2015 and found that 90% of Conservative voters, 94% of Labour voters and 87% of UKIP voters agreed with the statement that “tax avoidance by large companies is morally wrong, even if it is legal”.

Most of the voters polled told pollsters that politicians have not gone far enough in promising to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals.

tax dodging bil58% of respondents called for more to be done on corporate tax avoidance, in a survey commissioned by the Tax Dodging Bill Campaign [development charities and campaigners] but just over 25% of…

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