November 2017

  • Paradise Papers – the point of no return for the Queen’s dominions

    Posted in November 2017 on Nov 08, 2017

    As I wrote at the time about the Panama Papers, the revelations in the disclosures are seldom the important part of a story such as this in the longer term. When it comes to the Paradise Papers I believe that the key issue is that the British Overseas Territories and the Crown Dependencies have to reorient themselves to a new world in which it is politically unacceptable for the UK to be the dependable partner it once was.

    Much of the bluster coming out about the Paradise Papers centres on the notion that all business done in offshore centres is about evading tax somewhere else, and that thos...

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