Crack down on tax dodging, crack down on poverty

As millions face a brutal combination of rising prices, stagnant wages and the erosion of social security, some of the UK’s richest individuals are evading taxes to the tune of £5.2 billion a year – the equivalent of an extra £200 per year to every household in the UK.

In a new contribution to the growing campaign for tax justice, Oxfam have today published a new report calling for fair play in taxation in order to help millions escape poverty for good.  The infographic below powerfully illustrates a number of ways in which £5.2 billion a year could help tackle poverty and boost the supply of affordable housing.

Oxfam tax evasion UK poverty

For more information, you can read the full report here.

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