I’ve just been next door to the high court (a perk of being at the LSE!) to watch the UK Uncut Goldman Sachs judicial review. For all those who lament the quality of public debate on questions of corporate taxation, this is surely a desirable outcome: a painstaking debate through which the judiciary will decide… Continue reading Secondments, democratic scrutiny and corporate tax
Following the debate over today’s Public Accounts Committee report is difficult when everything is so blurred by simplification: it’s like Chinese whispers. But here are some thoughts based on what I think we know.
The International Development select committee has published the government’s response to its report on tax in developing countries. Until recently, the inquiry had provided us with the most interesting case of MPs questioning multinational businesses on their tax affairs all year. I’ve followed it with interest, giving evidence to it on behalf of ActionAid in… Continue reading Tax information exchange, development, and the UK’s own tax agenda