George Osborne in pledge to help world's poor fight tax abuse

From Global development | The Guardian Sat Feb 16 2013, 19:55:05

Chancellor reaffirms promise on aid and pledges to join forces with the developing world to help beat 'corporate cheats'

The chancellor George Osborne has pledged to join forces with the developing world to crack down on multinationals avoiding tax in some of the world's poorest countries.

Fresh from the G20 meeting of finance ministers in Moscow, Osborne reveals in the Observer that the UK wants to rewrite the rules of the corporate game to help developing countries collect the tax that is due to them.

In remarks hailed by anti-poverty campaigners, he promises to drive forward a "new agenda of transparency" and to force oil, mining and gas giants to publish key financial data project-by-project wherever they operate.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Mauritius:   Dispute with UK Over Chagos Archipelago Goes to International Court (press release)
Government of Mauritius
23 June 2017

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted on 22 June 2017 in New York that the dispute between the United Kingdom and Mauritius over disputed island territory of Chagos Archipelago be referred ... [read more]

Ile Maurice:   Chagos - Le nombre de pays n'ayant pas voté déçoit (news)
L'Express
23 June 2017

«Une victoire qui laisse planer des doutes.» La victoire à l'Assemblée des Nations unies est saluée par les Mauriciens d'ici et d'ailleurs. Mais cette victoire laisse ... [read more]

Ile Maurice:   Chagos - La résolution de Maurice adoptée aux Nations unies (news)
L'Express
22 June 2017

Victoire pour Maurice à l'Assemblée générale des Nations unies à New York ce jeudi 22 juin 2017. La résolution qu'elle a présentée sur le ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!