I couldn’t watch yesterday’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing. From what I could gather over Twitter it was a lot of fun, but didn’t shed any light on anything significant…and what we can learn from the evidence will I’m sure be covered on blogs elsewhere.
What I did hear, though, was a fascinating ten minute segment early in the morning on BBC Radio 4. John Christensen from Tax Justice Network was up after the OECD’s Marlies de Ruiter and alongside Kevin White of tax firm De Veer. I found the way that de Ruiter, who is the head of its transfer pricing and treaties division, explained the situation quite striking: