May 3rd, 2018
PRESS RELEASE The Financial Transparency Coalition welcomes the news that the UK will finally be able to open up the financial centres in the British Overseas Territories. This has come about after the UK Government accepted a cross-party amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill for Britain’s Overseas Territories to bring in public registers
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 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.
September 6th, 2016
PRESS RELEASE Amended UK Finance bill gives government power to publish details of tax payments by multinational corporations On Monday, the UK government agreed to an amendment to the Finance Bill that would enable the UK tax authority, HMRC, to publish country by country financial reports of UK-headquartered multinational corporations. Country by country reports show