A new law to help curb multinational tax abuse across the world came close to winning House of Commons approval yesterday (28 June 2016), after 273 MPs from all the major parties voted in favour of the change.
David Cameron helped create the Sustainable Development Goals and must now use his power to make UK government departments work towards them, a cross-party group of MPs warn in a welcome new report yesterday.
The UK will only successfully tackle corruption when its tax havens apply UK levels of transparency, Christian Aid said yesterday after the Queen’s Speech highlighted plans for action against money laundering, corruption and tax evasion.
In the run-up to the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (23-24 May), Christian Aid has launched Nepal Aftershocks: the people’s truth about aid, a new multimedia project that asked nearly 200 people who survived the 2015 earthquakes what they really thought about the aid the world gave.
David Cameron missed his best chance to stop secrecy in UK-controlled tax havens while other world leaders announced plans to introduce public registers of company owners in their own countries, Christian Aid warned as the Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Summit ended.