March 8th, 2012
Yesterday ActionAid released a new report, detailing how tax changes being brought forward in the Budget could result in tax losses of £4 billion a year for poor countries and £1 billion for the UK. These changes will make it much easier for multinational companies to use tax havens to dodge their bills, particularly in the developing world.
February 15th, 2012
Last night, the University of Edinburgh Students Union became the first union in the UK to ban all SABMiller beers, including Grolsch and Peroni, from union outlets.
March 10th, 2011
Earlier this week, I attended a fascinating event in parliament, called ‘Africa’s Missing Millions’.
My quibble that the title should actually be ‘billions’ didn’t deter a standing-room-only crowd gathering to hear Dev Kar
from Global Financial Integrity
talk about his research into the vast sums of money that flow out of poor countries on a daily basis.
Dev estimates that in 2008, $1.26 trillion
in illicit money left developing countries. This is a problem that’s getting worse – with outflows rising 18% each year since 2000 – particularly in Africa, which is rising by 28% a year. Over...