How can we ensure that tax evaders and aggressive tax avoiders do not profit from taxpayer-funded public procurement contracts?

Conservative MP for North Wiltshire, James Gray, recently asked Parliament what steps the UK Government was taking in its procurement policy to tackle aggressive tax avoidance by government suppliers.[1] A reasonable question: why should tax dodgers profit from contracts funded by taxpayers? The answer from the Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office, Oliver Dowden, was convoluted, but seemingly positive. He …

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Tax Strategy reporting among the FTSE 50

TAX STRATEGY REPORTING AMONG THE FTSE 50 – slow to emerge, poorly executed, but a few examples of excellence New Government regulation requires that large business operating in the UK publish a UK Tax Strategy annually. However, an analysis of the UK’s fifty largest listed businesses by the Fair Tax Mark and the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) has …

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