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The houses near you that are owned by money launderers

Private Eye has produced an interactive map detailing the extent of the land grab by rich individuals and businesses, who avoid paying property taxes by setting up shell companies in tax havens. Simply type in your postcode to find out which house near you is owned offshore. The "companies" that own these properties are buying up large chunks of the UK, and are particularly interested in the London housing stock. Their actions have gone largely unchecked by the UK government, despite the likelihood that many of these individuals are laundering dirty money. The buy up has undoubtedly contributed to bubble-like house prices and added to the hardship of working people who are losing all prospect of being able to afford their own home.

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