The UK played a positive role in securing commitments from other countries, but this now needs to be translated into concrete and binding laws.
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The World Bank analysed the world’s biggest corruption scandals over that past two decades. Seventy per cent involved anonymous shell companies.
Labour is willing to talk about tax avoidance but also tax evasion. For too long politicians have ducked the issue.
Get angry about people playing the system by all means, but start at the top and work your way down if you expect to be taken seriously.
Has anyone else woken up this morning with a G8 hang-over? Maybe it’s just me? Maybe I drank too much of the Kool-aid but weren’t we expecting a bit better than this?
The OECD says there are vast amounts offshore – and that can only be with the knowing assistance of the world’s big banks
The OECD issued a new report overnight for the G8. The subject is automatic information exchange – the theme of today’s G8 summit.
As G8 leaders prepare to meet in County Fermanagh with the issue of tax evasion high on the agenda, Northern Ireland’s finance minister Sammy Wilson has accused the Irish government of ‘stealing’ tax revenue from the United Kingdom.
This table has just been published by the OECD and shows the “tax wedge” taken from employment earnings for all 34 OECD countries.