About

This blog is written and managed by Richard Murphy on behalf of Tax Research LLP.

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Sources of funding

From 1 November 2016 I am employed 3.5 days a week as Professor of Practice in International Political Economy at City, University of London. I am principally engaged by them to undertake research on the European tax gap, country-by-country reporting, BEPS implementation and related issues as part of a multi-university Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union.

My remaining activities not now taken over by this project are funded by the Friends Provident Foundation, which is a Quaker trust wholly unrelated now to the company that provided its name.

City, University of London is now close to concluding another grant agreement with the European Research Council for another grant looking at the impact of tax on corporate structuring. If this process is concluded as expected by the end of the year it is anticipated that I will become a full time employee of the university and my other funding would then cease as all the projects I am currently engaged on would either then be covered by my employment or will continue voluntarily and unfunded, as this blog has always been.

My only other expected sources of income then arising would be royalties from book sales, any fees paid as a director of Cambridge Econometrics, occasional research fees (such as that I undertake for the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum) and appearance fees for media companies, which are usually modest.

Although I retain a practicing certificate from the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales my fee income as a chartered accountant is now virtually non-existent, and there are no plans that it should increase.