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Tackling unfair tax treaties between developing countries and the UK, in UK Parliament today

Today the British Parliament will debate a Bill that tries to tackle unfair tax treaties between the UK and developing countries, some of which go back to the 1940s, sometimes when countries were still British colonies. It’s an initiative we very much welcome and we hand over to our friends at Action Aid UK to tell you more about it:

Tax Justice Network in Global Top Tax 50

December 15, 2016   Blog, Human Rights, Praise for TJN

The Tax Justice Network has been recognised once again as being among the top fifty global organisations influencing geopolitical tax policy matters in 2016.  According to International Tax Review: “Global tax transparency advances in 2016 have been influenced by TJN’s efforts and some of its biggest campaigns to date have earned it a place in the Global Top 50.”

Links Dec 13

Illicit Financial Flows Undermining Gender Justice Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Paper by Veronica Grondona, Nicole Bidegain Ponte and Corina Rodriguez

Luxleaks trial: The “vital combat” of whistleblowers Luxemburger Wort

OECD’s BEPs measures seriously flawed economia
See also our earlier blog – For rich countries only: A global map of multinationals’ tax avoidance, on our report Country-by-Country reporting: How Restricted Access Exacerbates Global Inequalities in Taxing Rights

Corporate Welfare Won’t Create Jobs The New York Times
‘The corporate clamour for tax cuts has nothing to do with job creation.’

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