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urban population
people in the city
fine
It's a GOOD example of
the case
It hasn't always been LIKE THAT
demand
People ASK FOR better public transport
consists of
It's MADE UP OF three parts
maintain
It will be difficult to KEEP the current standards
remains
Solving the environmental problems IS a priority
significantly
Crime rates have increased A LOT
expanded rapidly
The city GREW QUICKLY
entirely
Tax avoidance is a TOTALLY legal practice
dubious
It is morally WRONG
deprives of
Tax evasion TAKES AWAY a lot of income FROM the state
revealed
It was MADE PUBLIC that Google didn't pay corporate tax
deem
Many CALL this behaviour morally wrong.
indignation
The news has lead to public ANGER
prominent
He was an IMPORTANT/FAMOUS scientist
scapegoats
Some people think that the government PUTS ALL THE BLAME ON Google, even though many other companies avoid tax too
sentiment
There's a VIEW/FEELING among the public that tax avoidance is wrong
have an obligation to
They HAVE TO/MUST pay tax (4 words)
contribute
Everyone was asked to GIVE 5 pounds (for Andrew's birthday present)
flee
The criminal managed to QUICKLY LEAVE the UK.
find a loophole in
Big companies try to FIND THEIR WAY AROUND the legislation to avoid paying tax.
tinkers at the edges
The new law only MAKES SMALL UNIMPORTANT CHANGES
act as a deterrent to
Tougher laws might STOP/DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM crime (5 words)
yield
Higher taxes don't necessary GIVE/BRING higher revenue to the government
simplify
Government should MAKE the law SIMPLER