• 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".