Public interest vs curiosity in an age of transparency
The distinction between legitimate public interest and sheer curiosity is an issue with a lot of pressure points. But all the legal protection in the world cannot put the genie back in the bottle once it gets out, Guernsey Finance’s Dominic Wheatley has warned.
Jersey gets a rebrand to spurn ‘tax haven’ label
Jersey Finance has launched a new communications strategy to counter the negative impact of cross-border financial centres’ malpractice on the general public, and to improve the image of its financial services industry in the local community and abroad.
Ten jurisdictions fall under beneficial ownership scrutiny
Australia, Qatar and Canada are among six jurisdictions rated largely compliant but still needing to make improvements in the latest wave of peer reviews by the OECD focusing on availability of beneficial ownership information.
Ten ways HMRC is catching tax cheats
Recent high-profile wins against tax evaders prove that when it comes to cracking down on tax dodgers, HMRC is serious about stepping up not only its surveillance but also about finding innovative ways of catching out tax cheats. Here are some the methods the UK tax office employs.