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Has anyone else woken up this morning with a G8 hangover?

Has anyone else woken up this morning with a G8 hang-over? Maybe it’s just me? Maybe I drank too much of the Kool-aid but weren’t we expecting a bit better than this?

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The OECD says there are vast amounts offshore – and that can only be with the knowing assistance of the world’s big banks

The OECD issued a new report overnight for the G8. The subject is automatic information exchange – the theme of today’s G8 summit.

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Ireland ‘stealing’ UK taxes, says Northern Ireland finance minister

As G8 leaders prepare to meet in County Fermanagh with the issue of tax evasion high on the agenda, Northern Ireland’s finance minister Sammy Wilson has accused the Irish government of ‘stealing’ tax revenue from the United Kingdom.

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For those who argue people are overtaxed in the UK and will run away if rates aren’t cut

This table has just been published by the OECD and shows the “tax wedge” taken from employment earnings for all 34 OECD countries.

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CPS set to quintuple tax evasion prosecutions

The CPS is set to increase the number of tax evasion cases it prosecutes fivefold to 1,500 a year by 2014-15.

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Tax isn’t taxing – especially if you’re SABMiller

Tax dodging isn’t just for Starbucks; there is plenty committed by other companies you may not have heard about.

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The Osborne tax get-out turns aid for the poorest into a subsidy for multinationals

Last year, the UK donated £4.2bn to poor countries. Now Osborne is considering changes that will allow multinationals to avoid paying £4bn to poor countries.

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It wos the Sun wot couldn’t do maths: Prioritising benefit frauds when tax fraud is 10x worse

Why on earth would the Sun focus on benefit fraud rather than tax avoidance, asks Alex Hern. Could it be because of the actions of their proprietor, one R. Murdoch Esq?

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Tax isn’t taxing when you’re Goldman Sachs

Alex Hern writes about the public accounts committee’s report on tax collection and HMRC’s dealings with big businesses, letting them off the hook.

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$3.1 trillion lost to tax evasion globally; cost to Britain: £69.9 billion

New research today from the Tax Justice Network reveals tax evasion costs 145 countries, representing over 98 per cent of global GDP, US$3.1 trillion a year.

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