After Panama and Paradise: London next Tuesday

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The Panama papers may have outed a rogue company but even the Queen was caught up in the Paradise papers. But we are told that it was all legal. Is this true and anyway is being legal adequate? Is it reasonable to expect tax payers to be ethical too? But who should be the judge of this? Should we rely on the values of tax professionals or are they part of the problem too?  What are the implications of these tax professionals and others seeking to influence what is legal and illegal in terms of paying tax in different countries? Furthermore what should we do about tax havens and companies shopping around for the country giving the best tax deal?

Richard Murphy, tax campaigner and author of the ‘joy of tax’ and Judith Knott, ex senior civil servant in HMRC, will seek to sort through the good, the bad and the ugly. We can’t promise to answer all these questions but can promise a very lively debate on these critical issues.

Following discussion, there will be a wine reception.

This event will be available as a podcast to subscribers to The Mint Magazine — go here to subscribe.



Richard Murphy is a chartered accountant and a political economist, an anti-poverty campaigner and a tax expert. He is Professor of Practice in International Political … Read more


Judith was a civil servant for over 25 years, working mainly on corporate tax and tax avoidance. Her roles included Director of Corporation Tax, International … Read more


School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 3AJ


6 March 19.00