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Last chance to nominate your Tax Superhero

Christian Aid is making a final call for nominations for its latest Alternative Tax Award – Tax Superhero of the Year. The charity created the Award to recognise the tremendous potential that good tax practice has to change the world.

Andy Wilson, Economic Justice Campaigns Officer, says: ‘We want to hear about the individuals, companies and organisations doing most to help developing countries collect the billions of dollars’ tax that they are owed each year.

‘The Superhero could even be a celebrity – we have received a nomination for the comedian Ricky Gervais. Who do you think is making the greatest positive contribution?’

Christian Aid estimates that developing countries currently lose around $160 billion a year as a result of tax dodging by unscrupulous companies trading internationally.

This is a vast sum, equal to roughly one-and-a-half times the amount of money that poor countries receive in development aid each year. The money is urgently needed to pay for education, medical care, sanitation and other public services which we in the UK take for granted.

Please tell us who you think is doing most to help correct this injustice.

The deadline for Tax Superhero of the Year nominations is 5 April - the end of the current financial year. Send your nominations to campaigns@christian-aid.org

Christian Aid will announce the winner and present them with their award early in the new financial year.

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For more information, pictures, videos or interview requests, please contact Rachel Baird on 0207 523 2446 or 07545 501 749 or rbaird@christian-aid.org

Notes to Editors:

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