Labour have long been fighting against tax cheats in the EU

Glenis No Tax Haven

Tax avoidance, tax evasion and tax havens cost €1 trillion of tax revenue every year in the EU, a staggering amount when so many of our economies are struggling, and so many cuts have been made to public services.

Avoiding …

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UKIP are the party of vested interests and tax cheats, not “the little man”

First published by LabourList, February 2015

TUKIPhis week Nigel Farage claimed UKIP was the only party “standing up for the little man” – at the same time his MEPs were voting for vested interests and greedy tax avoiders …

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Labour MEP demands answers from Juncker after verdict on Amazon’s Luxembourg love in

gw picLabour MEPs demanded fresh answers from European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker following today’s damning report into Luxembourg’s tax regime during his reign as prime minister.

In a preliminary finding, the Commission says Amazon’s tax arrangements in Luxembourg probably constitute “state …

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Juncker must show he’s serious about tackling tax avoidance

Glenis No Tax HavenMuch of the daily drip of revelations about European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s ‘intensely relaxed’ approach to corporate tax dodging is hardly surprising. The question is whether we can use it to force Mr Juncker – whose intimate relationship with …

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Labour MEP says Juncker must take urgent action on tax avoidance

Piles of eurosA Labour MEP has criticised European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for his record on tax avoidance and has called on him to clamp down on it in the EU. Mr Juncker was grilled by MEPs yesterday after it was claimed …

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Action needed to make sure everyone pays their fair share

Glenis No Tax HavenMEPs voted this week in support of tough measures to tackle tax dodging, which is estimated to cost the EU economy €1 trillion every year. 

According to HMRC figures, the UK economy loses £9 billion a year due to companies …

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Tories say one thing – do another – again…

The Prime Minister, in his interview on the Radio 4 Today programme on Monday said that everyone should pay their taxes.  This followed a question from John Humphries about “aggressive tax avoidance” – a practice the Chancellor of the Exchequer …

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