George Monbiot has an article on think tank funding in the Guardian today. He rightly says that think tanks should disclose who is funding them. I agree.
I seek to disclose my funding sources on this blog. But for the sake of clarity I expect my main sources of funding this year to be, in the order of their significance:
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - a Quaker foundation - for core funding on work related to tax and poverty.
The Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development - in turn funded by the Norwegian government in the main - for work on country-by-country reporting.
The Socialist group of MEPs in the EU parliament for services supplied relating to the tax gap.
The TUC for services supplied on a range of issues.
The Tax Justice Network for services supplied, mainly for editorial issues.
Other bits and pieces such as BBC appearance fees, odd articles and reimbursement of expenses.
I also have a small income as a practicing accountant.
I wonder when the Taxpayers' Alliance will be as transparent?