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Our MPs must halt Coalition tax wheezes

When the Budget is announced on March 21, we will all be asked to make sacrifices in order to deal with our economic problems.

At the same time, many multinational companies continue to avoid billions in taxes every year. In spite of tough talk on cracking down on tax-dodging, the Government is planning on opening a new tax loophole, which will make it easier for multinationals to avoid paying their bills.

ActionAid estimates that developing countries could lose £4bn - while the Treasury's figures show the UK will lose £1bn a year.

When companies dodge taxes, it is ordinary people in the UK, and around the world, who pick up the bill.

When these changes are debated in Parliament, I'm calling on our MPs to make sure the Government urgently rethinks its plans.

EMMA CAMPBELL

Belfast

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