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The game is up for tax havens: they should be shedding their tears for the end of their ill gotten gains in private

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

As the FT has reported: Bermuda’s political and business elite is responding to the G7 push for a minimum corporate income tax as it would
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What are the questions that the G7 finance ministers tax deal gives rise to?

Monday, June 7th, 2021

I have prepared this note this morning. A PDF version is here. Global tax reform _____  What are the questions that the weekend agreement on a
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Will the Scottish banks leave Scotland after independence?

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

This is a guest post from, Dr Tim Rideout of the Scottish Currency Group, with whose work many here will be familiar: It is regularly
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Out of the political confusion of this week the new is waiting to be born

Sunday, May 9th, 2021

There is one very clear message from this week’s elections. It is that politically the UK is in a very confused state. This needs some
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Where is the UK government on Biden's tax plan? Is Johnson intending to come out as the friend of tax havens?

Monday, April 12th, 2021

I wrote about the Biden tax plan last week. I mentioned that it might raise an estimated £13.5bn pa for the UK at the weekend.  And
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The Queen of tax havens

Monday, February 8th, 2021

It is well known the the UK is the hub of the world’s tax haven network. It’s not just the City of London, of course.
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It’s time for the EU to get tough on Jersey and Guernsey

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

I was pleased to note this report in the Guardian yesterday: The European parliament is pushing for UK overseas territories including the British Virgin Islands,
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For those who thought Scotland has the kind of leadership we should aspire to it may be time to think again

Friday, January 15th, 2021

For readers in England it would be easy to be wholly unaware that Scotland is facing a massive political crisis. No, I am not talking
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Tax haven UK is on its way

Saturday, December 26th, 2020

The Brexit deal’s arrangements with regard to tax are surprisingly limited, unless they relate to VAT  and imports and exports. As far as I can
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