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We don't need more threats to prosecute tax cheats to increase tax revenue: we need a general anti-avoidance principle

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

It would seem that I walked into another minor hornet’s nest when tweeting, and then blogging, about Tax Watch UK director George Turner’s suggestion that
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Progress on the abuse of limited companies for tax evasion

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

I admit I like to celebrate victories for the tax justice movement. I think that they are important. We have another new one, which would
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Beating the tax gap

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

I am on my way to Brussels this morning to speak at an EU Parliament event organised by the Socialist and Democrats Group of MEPs
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Today could really mark the beginning of the end for the UK's tax havens

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Today MPs vote on an amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill that would require the UK to impose a requirement on the UK’s
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The law we need to really regulate companies and trusts

Monday, November 6th, 2017

John McDonnell appropriately called for proper registers of beneficial ownership for companies and trusts in the Uk and its Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories today.
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Is the UK government consciously avoiding tax?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

I argued yesterday that the UK government really does not want to collect tax from fraudsters operating in the UK, and would rather create an
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The UK's position on sharing beneficial ownership data is totally hypocritical

Friday, April 15th, 2016

The Treasury issued the following remarkably breathy press release last night: Chancellor George Osborne today (Thursday 14 April) unveiled a ground-breaking international deal to automatically
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Today's Treasury Select Committee: my speaking notes

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

 Treasury Select Committee Hearing 2 February 2016 Speaking notes prepared by Richard Murphy FCA Professor of Practice in International Political Economy, City University, London and
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What does Will Hutton want? It's time to choose between genuine markets or continuing abuse

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

Will Hutton has an article in the Observer under the title: When will banks learn that dodgy tax practices actually cost them dear? It’s OK
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