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UK tax havens have come under new pressure to end their extreme financial secrecy from European Union moves last week.
G8 countries have yet to live up to the important commitments they made on tax and transparency at their Northern Ireland summit a year ago, says Christian Aid.
Government plans for a public register of who owns millions of UK companies are a step forward, but much more action is needed, says Christian Aid.
Britain’s Overseas Territories are being pressed to commit to expose the true owners of more than half a million shell companies set up on their shores.
David Cameron faces pressure on UK tax havens amid reports that Google has increased the profits it shifts through Bermuda to avoid tax.
A new poll for Christian Aid shows the majority of Britons (57 per cent) believe that company owners should not be allowed to keep their identities secret.
The global development NGO War on Want is calling on supporters to take action to help abolish the UK’s tax havens as soon as possible.
War on Want has dismissed David Cameron’s summit with Britain’s overseas territories as “all show and no substance” and demanded abolition of all UK tax havens.
UK-based global development agency Christian Aid has welcomed the government's aid target while urging action on corporate secrecy and tax havens.
Richard Murphy a Quaker, commentator and founder of the Tax Justice Network gave the Beckly lecture at the annual Methodist Conference yesterday (2 July)