November 28th, 2016
In less than a year data will start to flow under a new scheme for countries to share information automatically across borders, to help each other collect taxes from their taxpayers and fight financial crimes and abuses. The scheme is the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) which was set up by the OECD, a club dominated
November 22nd, 2016
UK companies with hidden owners lie behind some of the worst problems of our time. Amongst other things they been used to breach UN sanctions, evade taxes and rip off ordinary citizens. That’s why Global Witness has been calling for an end to these getaway cars for crime and corruption for years (see this TED-Ed animation for
November 16th, 2016
After resigning from Panama’s official effort to clean up its financial sector, Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and transparency expert Mark Pieth have come out with their own independent report. And it’s a good one.
November 14th, 2016
In case you were distracted by other world events on Tuesday night, I appeared on Radio 4’s File on 4to talk about the problem of dirty money and dodgy people finding their way into the UK. If you missed it, you can listen here, and it’s playing again on Sunday at 5pm.