tax havens

The true price of paradise
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Economy

The true price of paradise

The so-called Paradise Papers have highlighted the use of far-flung remnants of the British Empire as tax havens. The bargain tax rates are looking in…
19 Nov 2017
We’ll all pay a price for these leaks
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Economy

We’ll all pay a price for these leaks

Leaks such as the Paradise Papers reveal something very worrying, says Matthew Lynn. And it's not about those who have been caught up in the scandal.
12 Nov 2017
Don't chase the super-rich for tax, just simplify the system
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Economy

Don't chase the super-rich for tax, just simplify the system

It might seem fair for HMRC to chase the super-rich. But if the tax system were simpler, they might be less inclined to go looking for loopholes.
7 Nov 2016
The big government threat to big corporations – and small states
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Economy

The big government threat to big corporations – and small states

Apple's potential €13bn tax bill should sound a warning to investors, says John Stepek. Governments have finally worked out how to raid big multinatio…
30 Aug 2016
Politicians’ tax returns: who pays what
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Economy

Politicians’ tax returns: who pays what

The country’s most high-profile politicians have been falling over themselves to show off their earnings and the amount of tax they paid. Here’s who g…
12 Apr 2016
The billionaire banker battling corruption charges in Brazil
Profiles

The billionaire banker battling corruption charges in Brazil

Already charged with corruption in Brazil, the Panama Papers is just the latest scandal to implicate Brazilian billionaire banker Joseph Safra.
8 Apr 2016
Tax dodge scandal claims first scalp in Iceland's prime minister
Economy

Tax dodge scandal claims first scalp in Iceland's prime minister

Icelandic prime minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson has been the biggest casualty so far of the Panama Papers scandal, says Matthew Partridge.
7 Apr 2016

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The mood music doesn't favour tax simplicity
Economy

The mood music doesn't favour tax simplicity

Don't expect a simpler, more transparent tax system anytime soon, says John Stepek. Thankfully, there still remains plenty of scope for sensible tax p…
7 Apr 2016