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UK backs transparency for overseas tax havens

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Commenting on the news that the Government will commit to making UK tax havens more transparent, Jon Date – Senior Advocacy Manager at ActionAid UK – said:

“This a breakthrough for all of those – including ActionAid – who have for years called for global financial transparency. These measures will help flush out the corruption and tax evasion that keeps the most vulnerable people in the world – including women and girls – locked in poverty. By accepting this amendment, Ministers will ensure that Britain will lead, not follow, when it comes to UK-linked tax havens.”

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Notes to editors

1. ActionAid is an international charity working with women and girls in 45 countries around the world.

2. More information about ActionAid UK’s work on tax can be found at the ActionAid UK website