December 21, 2017

The tax-to-GDP ratio does not reflect the fairness of a tax system. In most member countries of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), an umbrella organisation of rich nations, it has remained relatively constant in the past three decades. However, a big shift took place from direct to indirect taxes, which led to […]

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21 December 2017 Josh White Margaret Hodge, UK MP for Barking, who chairs the All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) on Responsible Tax, speaks to International Tax Review about the Paradise Papers and how best to tackle tax avoidance in a modern global economy. … read more at: http://www.internationaltaxreview.com/Article/3777212/Corporate-Tax/Q-A-Margaret-Hodge-on-the-Paradise-Papers-and-responsible-tax.html

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A watchdog group has filed a criminal complaint against the Anglo-Swiss commodities giant Glencore following revelations from the Paradise Papers. Human rights campaigners in Switzerland have formally asked the country’s attorney general to investigate how the multinational obtained a copper mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Under Swiss law, the office of […]

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Major Italian newspaper La Repubblica has named assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia as its person of the year for 2017.  The editorial, penned by renowned Italian journalist Roberto Saviano, describes Caruana Galizia as a journalist who embodied the power of the pen and who realised that Malta was morphing into an international hub for money […]

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