Category: Tax

Treasure Islands Paperback Out Now!

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You may be aware that Tackle Tax Havens blogger (and world renowned author and journalist) Nick Shaxson wrote a book called Treasure Islands, which exposes the grubby world of secrecy jurisdictions. It was, according to the Guardian’s George Monbiot in 2011, “Perhaps the most important book published in the UK so far this year”. Well, the…

Transparency: the coin has another, darker side

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Transparency International, a pioneer in the fight against corruption since the 1990s, has a new Corruption Perceptions Index out. It’s been splashed across newspapers around the world. Transparency International has played a massive role in bringing corruption into global consciousness. But we have a question. Why, oh why, oh why, is Switzerland – that great…