Oxfam accused of using gift aid for tax avoidance
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23 May 2016 | David Ainsworth

Gift aid is used by Oxfam and other charities as a form of tax avoidance, according to an article published last week by a right-wing think tank, questioning charities’ right to criticise tax havens.

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