Money laundering concerns justify Jersey intervention, say MPs

Backbenchers tackling Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man on grounds of national securityOffshore secrecy represents a threat to the UK’s national security and justifies parliament forcing Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man to adopt public registers of …

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EU clamps down on Isle of Man tax loophole for private jets and yachts

European commission writes to UK over ‘abusive practices’ in crown dependencyThe European commission has launched infringement proceedings against the Isle of Man and Italy over what it says are illegal tax breaks given to some of the world’s wealthies…

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MPs prepared to force Channel Islands and Isle of Man to reveal firms’ owners

Backbenchers behind tax haven vote want crown dependencies to also adopt measures MPs are prepared to look at ways of forcing the crown dependencies of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to introduce public registers of company ownership if they a…

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The Guardian view on UK tax havens: MPs are right to get tough | Editorial

It is five years since the government promised to force Britain’s overseas tax havens to open up. This week MPs have used their power to make rules that are long overdueIt is fully five years since David Cameron put the crackdown on tax avoidance at th…

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‘Dirty money’: U-turn as Tories back plans to make tax havens transparent

Government says it will support amendment to introduce public ownership registers in Britain’s overseas territories Britain’s overseas territories will be forced to adopt public registers of company ownership at the end of the decade after the governme…

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Paradise Papers businessman in African bribery inquiry

US justice department accuses Dan Gertler of bribing top officials to secure mining rights

A billionaire businessman who featured in the Paradise Papers exposé is under investigation by the US authorities on suspicion of bribing high ranking government officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A court ruling reveals for the first time that Dan Gertler, a close friend and adviser to the DRC president, is a key target of a US Department of Justice inquiry into alleged bribery in the mineral rich African republic.

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Paradise Papers: Davos panel calls for global corporate tax reform

Oxfam International director says tax avoidance keeps people in poverty around the world

Global cooperation is needed to reform the international corporation tax system in the aftermath of the Paradise Papers, panelists at a World Economic Forum debate on tax avoidance have said.

Winnie Byanyima, the executive director of Oxfam International, said international tax avoidance was an affront to human rights. “It’s about people who don’t have access to the services they need to lift themselves out of poverty because of tax avoidance,” she said.

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