One of my commentators asked late last night:
I understood that November 3rd was the deadline for the major banks to sign-up to the code of conduct regarding their tax dealings. When Geo.Osborne appeared on the Andrew Marr Show a few weeks ago, just four had signed-up at that time. I’ve googled around, but can find no report on the final number of signatories. What’s happened? Do you know? Has the deadline been extended?
I have no idea what the answer is.
And I can’t find anything about it either.
This was a major commitment Osborne was trumpeting in the Budget and CSR. So what is happening? have they signed, or not? And if not, what are the sanctions going to be?