• June 12, 2018

    News that HMRC’s executive have discussed ending the organisation’s role as the anti-money laundering supervisory body for a number of key sectors should prompt a wide-ranging and serious overhaul of the UK’s approach to AML supervision, according to Transparency International.

  • April 23, 2018

    Transparency International UK says claims that HMRC refused to help investigate a company because of its political donations are a matter of deep concern.

  • November 9, 2017

    Tax Justice UK, the country’s leading campaigning organisation dedicated to fighting for a fairer tax system, has called on the Prime Minister to take the action needed to tackle tax avoidance in the wake of the release of the Paradise Papers.

  • September 14, 2016

    Is there an institutional prejudice within Westminster and Whitehall against disabled people, a profound lack of respect and empathy w

  • April 4, 2016

    In May 2010 the incoming coalition government seized upon a silly, ill-advised note left in the Treasury by the outgoing Chief Secretary Liam Byrne. It said, "I'm afraid there is no money".

  • April 24, 2014

    Sharing and publishing data for the public benefit sounds innocuous enough. "Sharing" is a nice word. "Public benefit" is a good phrase.

  • September 16, 2013

    In his book The Great Tax Robbery, Richard Brooks notes that "the institutions that shape the tax system have been captured by the tax industry and corporate interests. Policy is determined through committees and consultation processes in which the tax avoidance industry’s representatives dominate, before being nodded through by parliament without proper debate. This cosy cartel urgently needs dismantling," he declares. Wendy Bradley argues that replacing recently resigned David Heaton with someone on the General Anti Abuse advisory panel (GAAR) who represents ordinary people rather than the tax wizards would be a good place to start.

  • December 4, 2012

    Tax justice advocates have criticised George Osborne's announced clampdown on tax avoidance as "hollow" and "yet more hypocrisy".