The Panama papers may have outed a rogue company but even the Queen was caught up in the Paradise papers. But we are told that it was all legal. Is this a reasonable justification? Should ethics come into it especially when tax avoidance experts are actually seeking to influence what is legal and looking for countries they can safely manipulate? And who are the army of well paid experts designing the ever more elaborate schemes to avoid tax? Aren’t they the respectable middle class professionals and pillars of the establishment too? Richard Murphy, tax campaigner and author of the ‘joy of tax’ and Judith Knott, ex senior civil servant in HMRC, will seek to sort through the good, the bad and the ugly.
Following discussion, there will be a wine reception.
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Richard Murphy is a chartered accountant and a political economist, an anti-poverty campaigner and a tax expert. He is Professor of Practice in International Political … Read more
Judith was a civil servant for over 25 years, working mainly on corporate tax and tax avoidance. Her roles included Director of Corporation Tax, International … Read more