Tax exodus – a special report

Companies have long complained that the tax policy being pursued by the
current government was making the UK a less attractive place to have the
headquarters of a multinational business. Recent proposals over the taxation of
foreign profits finally seems to have tipped some of those critics over the edge
and into action.

Several big names have already stated their intentions to hop across the
Irish Sea and settle in Ireland, where corporate tax rates are much lower, and
many others are considering following suit. Will the government continue with
its aggressive strategy and risk a tax exodus or will it back down?

Read all the latest news, features and analysis in this special report, which
also contains an archive of all our stories on this topic.

News

UK
wealth creators pay more tax (09 Jun 2008)

Irish
minister warned tax plans at odds with EU (09 Jun 2008)

Smiths Group might relocate
because of tax fears (4 June 2008)

UK’s
tax system seen as less fair than other regimes (03 Jun 2008)

Treasury
defers tax on foreign profits (02 Jun 2008)

Power
boss blasts UK tax regime (22 May 2008)

We
are staying put, say pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca (15 May 2008)

Compass
mulls switching tax bearings (15 May 2008)

Fears
of US backlash to govt tax changes (09 May 2008)

GlaxoSmithKline
turnaround on quitting UK (08 May 2008)

Treasury
tight-lipped on business tax forum (08 May 2008)

UK’s
top business chiefs threaten tax move (06 May 2008)

Multinational
bosses threaten corp exodus (05 May 2008)

Irish
finance minister defends tax regime (02 May 2008)

Treasury
urged to revisit foreign profits (01 May 2008)

WPP
considered leaving UK over tax (30 Apr 2008)

UBM
move angers Treasury (29 Apr 2008)

CBI
calls for tax rethink to stop multi-national exodus (28 Apr 2008)

UBM joins tax exodus to
Ireland (28 Apr 2008)

Call to stem company exodus
(24 April 2008)

GSK:
tax rules must be ‘favourable’ (24 Apr 2008)

Shire
move ‘the first of many’ (21 Apr 2008)

‘Two
or three’ companies plot offshore move (16 April 2008)

Shire
quits UK over tax (15 Apr 2008)

CBI
urges ‘radical’ overhaul of UK’s corporate tax (10 Mar 2008)

Analysis

Is
it a one-way street for foreign profits tax? (29 May 2008)

Dublin’s
gain is Darling’s loss (08 May 2008)

Shire’s
tax move: foreign legion? (24 Apr 2008)

Comment

Corporation
tax: keep it simple (05 Jun 2008)

Companies
leaving the UK: what will we lose? (15 May 2008)

Desire
to ‘compete’ is wrong (30 Apr 2008)

Features

The
great escape (01 May 2008)

Blogs

‘Two or
three’ companies to follow Shire offshore (16 April 2008)

Will
Tories drop taxation of foreign profits?

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