June 16, 2021

UK: Boris Johnson wins race to be Tory leader and PM

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From BBC Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival’s 46,656. The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday. In his victory speech, Mr Johnson promised he […]

UK ministers humiliated after Cayman and BVI leaders repeatedly ignore requests for meetings

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By Jon Stone From The Independent UK Exclusive: Campaigners accuse Government of ‘pussyfooting’ around the issue, and claim the ‘meek’ and ‘softly-softly’ approach is not working The governments of two notorious tax havens have repeatedly ignored UK ministers’ requests to meet about cracking down on corporate tax avoidance of the kind detailed on the so-called […]

HMRC: The taxman cometh

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By Tom Burgis and Vanessa Houlder From The Financial Times UK authorities vowing crackdown on tax dodgers to prove system does not favour the rich and famous Missing millions: protesters dressed up as UK chancellor George Osborne and former shadow chancellor Ed Balls campaign against corporate tax dodging earlier this year The Queen laid down […]