April 10, 2021

Despite real progress, UK secrecy jurisdictions are still helping criminals the world over, warns new report

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David Cameron has vowed to lead the global fight against corruption. But, a new assessment released today warns that the UK cannot credibly claim that it has made significant improvements with regard to financial secrecy when jurisdictions it has control over – the Overseas Territories – remain some of the most notorious purveyors of financial […]

Christian Aid welcomes pressure on UK tax havens [and Cayman Islands]

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From Ekklesia UK tax havens have come under new pressure to end their extreme financial secrecy after the European Union moved last week to shine a light on who really owns millions of companies. “Europe’s decision to create national registers of companies’ real owners greatly increases the pressure on UK-controlled tax havens such as the […]

Prime Minister presses UK tax havens about ownership

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By agency reporter From Ekklesia David Cameron has written to the UK’s tax havens about the importance of them knowing and revealing more about who really owns the hundreds of thousands of companies they host, The move has been welcomed by Christian Aid and other tax-justice supporting development groups. But campaigners warn that words must […]