October 25th, 2016
Half a year has passed since the corruption story of the year – the Panama Papers – revealed the real owners behind thousands of shell companies. Over 50 per cent of the shell companies uncovered in the Panama Papers were set up in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). As of June this year, BVI hosted
March 4th, 2015
October 31st, 2014
The European Commission has launched a series of investigations into the tax structures of companies like Google, Apple and Amazon, for fear that they are siphoning off tax revenue from Europe.
Far less attention has been paid to the role of institutions like the EU-backed European Investment Bank (EIB) in financing this offshore trade, particularly when it comes to developing countries.
Could this change?
May 15th, 2014
Britain’s credibility as a global leader in the fight to end corruption is under real threat. Its fate lies in the hands of the Governor of a sunny, palm-fringed Caribbean island who was appointed by the UK itself.
Last year, as chair of the G8, the UK committed to creating public registries of the real owners of companies
. This was a hugely important move by the UK and one we support wholeheartedly. With global support, such a measure could put a stop to some of the worst problems of our time;...