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  • Hampshire County Council slammed after £80 million pumped into British American Tobacco

    5 June 2017

    Southern Daily Echo

    Aaron Shaw, 2nd June 2017

    CIVIC chiefs have been slammed after pumping £81 million into a tobacco company.

    Hampshire County Council’s pension fund has invested the money into one of the biggest tobacco companies in the world, British American Tobacco (BAT).

    The council top the list of UK authorities who have investments in tobacco.

    However, some of the world’s largest investment organisations have called for UK authorities to pull out of tobacco investments.

    One big name to sell its tobacco shares is the French insurance giant Axa.

    Full article here.

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