March 17th, 2016
PRESS RELEASE The Scottish Government today introduced ground-breaking new measures to bring land ownership into the open, in a move strongly welcomed by Global Witness. These efforts will make it much easier for people in Scotland to know who is really behind ownership of land and hold those people to account.
March 8th, 2016
PRESS RELEASE EU governments need to make tax more transparent, further opportunity looms ahead for lawmakers BRUSSELS—The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), has agreed today on a proposal for corporate financial reporting, but despite increased pressure from European advocacy groups and policy-makers, the agreement would still keep country-by-country reports about the activities of multinationals
February 23rd, 2016
PRESS RELEASE The OECD’s plan to open BEPS system to developing countries after it has already been designed highlights the need for a truly universal tax body Ahead of this week’s G20 Finance Ministers meeting, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development announced a proposal to invite non-member countries to join in its anti-tax avoidance system. The
January 27th, 2016
Berlin, 27 January 2016 – 2015 showed that people working together can succeed in the battle against corruption. Although corruption is still rife globally, more countries improved their scores in the 2015 edition of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index than declined. Overall, two-thirds of the 168 countries on the 2015 index scored below 50, on