Monday, March 22, 2010

UK: expose the non-doms

A useful comment article in the UK's Guardian newspaper, as part of the long-running Ashcroft scandal:

"There is no reason at all why the identity of each person claiming non-dom status in Britain should not be published on an open register. There is nothing inherently intimate or private about the matter, and publication of the names could not possibly lead to any increase in tax avoidance or non-co-operation. Routinely making public the identities of those who claim to be foreigners would help to police false claims – and Ashcroft for one, who set up his own Crimestoppers charity, would surely be the first to vote in favour of that."

Not specifically a core TJN position, since we haven't formulated a position on this specific point, but an interesting option to consider.

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