Articles tagged with governance

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The Global Responsible Tax Project, Tax and trust

In her article on the challenges facing public trust in our global tax system, in which specific criticism is levelled at the UK’s Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories, Dame Margaret Hodge conflates two distinct issues – tax transparency and publicly accessible registers of company beneficial ownership.

22 Nov 2019
4 min
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Danish investors join forces in establishing a common framework for Responsible Tax behaviour

At the end of August 2019, a group of Danish pension funds (the Investors), published a joint Tax Code of Conduct with principles and recommendations for unlisted investments.

07 Oct 2019
3 min
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Public Tax Reporting - What Can We Learn From Company Experience?

It wasn’t so long ago that corporate tax policy and practice was considered almost exclusively the domain of tax departments and revenue authorities. But this is no longer the case: corporate tax is an issue that is debated and contested firmly within the public sphere. The days of tax as a back office function are over. 

30 Aug 2019
2 min
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Tax and trust

It is often said these days that there is a crisis of trust. Whether that’s a crisis of trust in our media, in our politics, or in our institutions. We at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Responsible Tax have likewise been concerned about trustworthiness, specifically in the context of tax.

14 Aug 2019
2 min
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Improving domestic resource mobilisation and stemming illicit financial flows

Tax Justice for Promoting Equality and Social JusticeI recently attended and spoke at a conference with the above title in Nairobi from 12-14 March 2019. The conference was organised by the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar and the Jesuitenmission in Germany and sponsored by Global Financial Integrity and Misereor. An interesting aspect of the conference was that...

28 Mar 2019
8 min
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Building Trust - The role of responsible tax in infrastructure investment

Naz Klendjian, Partner, Head of Infrastructure Investment, KPMG LLP Chris Morgan, Head of Global Tax Policy, KPMG LLP“Tax is the entry fee we pay for a civilised society. Without it, there can be no roads, no schools, no hospitals, no social care.” This guiding thought behind KPMG’s 2014 Responsible Tax Project serves as a useful way to introduce a discussion...

15 Mar 2019
4 min