PM urged on global tax deal

Anti-poverty campaigners are urging David Cameron to build on his agreement with Britain's network of Crown dependencies and overseas territories to forge a global deal on tackling tax evasion at the G8 summit.

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Cameron secures tax evasion agreement ahead of G8

David Cameron has secured an agreement from Britain's network of overseas territories and Crown dependencies to sign up to a new clampdown on tax evasion.

David Cameron in the Cabinet Room.

At talks at Downing Street ahead of next week's G8 summit at Lough Erne, the leaders all agreed to a series of actions aimed at promoting transparency and exchange of information between tax jurisdictions.

The Prime Minister hailed the agreement as a "very positive step forward" which would strengthen his hand in talks with the other G8 leaders in which he has made improving international tax compliance a key issue.

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