Monthly Archives:: November 2013

Tax abuses and human rights: making the links

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From David Quentin’s tax & law blog:”The possibility of strong and coherent linkages between tax justice and human rights is starting to emerge. The International Bar Association has recently published an important report on the subject, there was …

Links Nov 29

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Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Malta sign up to fight tax evasion Financial Times (paywall)The tone of the headline is perhaps a trifle optimistic, but Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Malta are reported to have agreed to share tax information automatical…

A focus on poverty obscures the need to tackle inequality

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Gordon GekkoFrom the Equality Trust:”The idea of poverty as a stand-alone condition somehow unconnected to overall income and wealth distribution has two rather unfortunate side effects. First it encourages the idea that the poor are some sort of disco…

Links Nov 28

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EU nations reconsider disclosure of tax data MarketWatchEU To Lobby Singapore, Australia On Tax Evasion Rules Law360See also: European Commission – Directorate-General for Exte : Global dimension of Tax and Customs: Commissioner Šemeta in Asia and A…

Petition: Launch an inquiry into the relationship between UK parliament and City of London.

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From Change.org, a petition that’s right up my street. It’s UK-focused, but relevant for the whole world. Please sign it, and share this widely.

The Committee on Standards in Public Life: Launch an inquiry into the relationship between parliament and City of London.

Owing to three identified areas of concern and associated evidence already placed before the committee in