Tax Evasion

It is not clear whether any agreement with prosecutors would require him to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into possible coordination between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was expected to plead guilty Friday ahead of second trial on charges related to Ukrainian political […]

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Are Europeans better off now than in 2014? The facts show they are not. Opportunities to prepare for the future of Europe and to bridge the gap with citizens have been lost. An honest assessment of the current state of the EU means conceding that the continuation of flawed status quo policies in the EU […]

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The most powerful members of society are able to avoid the embarrassment of being prosecuted for financial crimes, HM Revenue and Customs has admitted. A senior official told a conference that the tax authorities met the concerns of celebrities and the famous and settled debts privately so that they avoided a public trial. The official […]

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Tax authorities admit they DO treat the rich differently and are happy to agree deals with celebrities to avoid embarrassing criminal trials HMRC has admitted the tax authorities accommodated celebrities’ concerns Admit settling debts of the rich privately to avoid embarrassment of public trial Richard Las, the deputy director of HMRC in charge of organised […]

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HM Revenue Customs (HMRC) has admitted for the first time that it allows the most powerful members of society to escape prosecution for financial crimes. At an economic crime conference in Cambridge last week, a senior government official admitted that the tax authorities accommodated celebrities’ concerns and settled debts privately to avoid the embarrassment of […]

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The micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector, is the backbone of the Indian economy and brims with raw entrepreneurial dynamism. This sector not only contributes a significant part of our GDP, but is also a huge employment generator. A recent RBI study says that there are 63 mn MSME units in India, employing over […]

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The UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act signifies major changes to the UK’s anti-money laundering and sanctions regimes. Britain’s overseas territories, often criticized as tax havens, are now required to establish public registries of beneficial corporate ownership by December 31, 2020. The Act also includes a Magnitsky Amendment, modeled on U.S. law, enabling sanctions against […]

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I remember the evening of November 8, 2016 with graphic precision. There were no TV commitments, it had been a regular day at the office. I was in the middle of a serene mid-distance walk-jog when my mobile phone rang. It was from the media team of the Congress party, who have to continuously juggle […]

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