Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Where next on tax after the London Summit?

Two events, linked together.

1. Policy round table

Thursday 30th April, 5.00pm-6.30pm
LSE Box, Tower 3, St Clements Inn, Strand (marked W on this map.)
  • Larry Elliott, Economics Editor, The Guardian (Chair)
  • Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury
  • Attiya Waris, University of Nairobi
  • Prof Raymond Baker, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Policy
  • Alex Cobham, Head of Policy, Christian Aid
With interventions from Tax Justice Network, Global Witness, ActionAid and others.

"The last few months have seen an unprecedented level of public debate and policy activity on tax avoidance, tax evasion and tax havens. The G20 summit, financial crisis, and the Guardian's Tax Gap series have all brought these topics sharply into focus. This policy round table convened by ActionAid and Christian Aid will take stock of international and UK efforts to address tax evasion and avoidance in an international development context, and discuss the next steps for policymakers and civil society."

Places are limited and you must register in advance. To reserve your place please contact Sarah Palmer, sarah.palmer (at) or 020 7651 7611.

Followed by:

Do Tax Havens Cause Poverty?

Panel discussion
Thursday 30th April, 6.30pm
New Theatre, East Building, LSE
  • Prof Martin Albrow, LSE (Chair)
  • John Christensen, Director, Tax Justice Network
  • Felicity Lawrence, The Guardian
  • Attiya Waris, University of Nairobi
  • Nick Mathiason, The Observer
"Defenders of tax havens argue they provide vital financial services for international trade, and that most comply with money-laundering regulations and have juridical co-operation treaties. This panel will explore the issues surrounding tax havens, in particular their impacts on poor people."

This is a public event open to all.


Blogger Physiocrat said...

As TJN says, "land value taxes have a role, but only as part of a broader tax system"

So how about speaking up for it then? Isn't it the time now?

4:40 am  

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