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How global tax dodging costs lives: new research shows a direct link to increased death rates

By Bernadette O'Hare, Senior Lecture in Global Health Implementation, University of St Andrews
Kyle McNabb, Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute
Stephen Hall, Professor of Economics, University of Leicester
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Tax abuse is an expensive business. According to a recent report by the Tax Justice Network, avoiding or evading tax deprives governments across the world of around US$427 billion (£302 billion) every year. This is money that could otherwise be spent on things like clean water, sanitation, education and health care.

The same report also claims that the laws and practices of just four countries – the UK and its…

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