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Will UK take Finnish line on tax?

By Alasdair Roxburgh | 21 June 2011

MoneyWhat would make my week… no, scrap that, what would make my year would be the British government taking a leaf out of the new Finnish government’s book.

The new majority coalition government in Finland has stated that 'Finland will be in the frontline in ending international tax evasion,' and that it will take an active role in cracking down on the role tax havens play in enabling corporate tax dodging.

It gets better.

Its statement goes on to outline specifics, which include supporting country-by-country reporting for multinational companies and pushing for the automatic sharing of tax information (automatic information exchange, or AIE) between countries (including tax havens) – the two core things we are calling for in our Trace the Tax campaign.

What we need now is for the British government to follow suit and push for country-by-country and AIE at the G20 in France this November.

 

Take action!

Act now!Call on David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Nicolas Sarkozy to end tax haven secrecy at this year’s G20.

 

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Alasdair Roxburgh

Alasdair Roxburgh is our churches campaigns manager


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