Tax Havens


98 FTSE 100 companies use tax havens

ActionAid report shows that 38% of overseas subsidiaries are located in tax havens

11 Oct 2011

Colin aliens

Colin - Rocketing costs

Colin's take on tax changes reaches new levels

02 Sep 2011


Swiss agreement: the international ramifications

The deal between UK and Switzerland will affect the fight against tax havens across the world

01 Sep 2011

PFI shareholders are using tax havens, MPs find

A Public Accounts Committee report on the Private Finance Initiative finds high use of offshore accounts by investors

01 Sep 2011

Panama and BVI next targets for taxman

Senior HMRC sources turn their attention to the British Virgin Islands and Panama

31 Aug 2011

Taxman's skeleton arguments made public in landmark ruling

James Kessler QC's wins request for HMRC skeleton arguments against Gaines-Cooper to be made publically available

05 Aug 2011

Tax regime hitting videogames industry investment

Tiga warns that UK is losing out to Canada due to tax breaks

22 Jul 2011

Attention turns to News Corp tax affairs

News Corp's effective tax rate below US corporate tax rate

13 Jul 2011

Tax residency for the iPhone generation

Mobile technologies could impact where businesses are classed as resident for tax purposes, suggest Kevin Hindley and Daniel Barton

08 Jul 2011

Controlled foreign companies consultation launched

Stakeholders have until 22 September to respond

30 Jun 2011

Southern Cross landlords 'send money to tax havens'

The landlords of the troubled care home providers are investing in low-tax offshore accounts

27 Jun 2011

Equity in PFI projects "being moved offshore"

A report by the European Services Strategy Unit has said that Private Finance Initiative companies are moving their equity to tax havens

20 Jun 2011

Hartnett bemoans "opaque" disguised remuneration schemes

Tax secretary Dave Hartnett tells the Lords of the difficulty nailing down offshore employee benefit trust tax avoidance schemes

26 May 2011

Alliance Boots defends tax position

FD reveals confusion over targeting of Boots by UK Uncut

17 May 2011

NHS money ends up in tax haven

Guernsey-based company set up by HSBC, but owned by pension funds and small UK investors, takes profits from NHS PFI deals

12 Apr 2011

Offshore avoidance faces new penalties

Penalties based on the transparency of the tax haven involved will come into force on 6 April

01 Apr 2011

The 22 tax exiles

29 Mar 2011

Advisers' protection dissolves after tax case

Pitt v Holt effectively overturns the protection that advisors enjoyed in negligence claims for trust advice

25 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Non-dom rules "are politically motivated"

Increases in charges levied on non-domiciled individuals are unfair and the whole regime should be reviewed, says leading tax professional

23 Mar 2011

Chancellor urged to abolish Channel Island VAT relief

The Forum of Private Business has said that a relief on small goods imported into the UK is harming local businesses

21 Mar 2011

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