Monthly Archives: March 2011

Budget Smudget

Let’s bring the tax talk up to date for a while.  Wednesday’s budget, would according to George Osborne bring in an extra £1bn a year by tackling tax avoidance. George’s budget claims to be a plan for growth, a key … Continue reading

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Tax Havens Part 3 – The Vestey’s Tale

The story of tax havens is one of greed and inequality, privilege and arrogance.  It’s a story that sees wealthy people holding on to more and more wealth, oblivious or uncaring about the impact on those of minimal financial means.  … Continue reading

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Penwinnick Road – St Austell offices

Under the snazzilly titled ‘Update and Next Steps for Office Vision’ the Cabinet at Cornwall Council considered a report last week and decided to go ahead with negotiations about flogging off 5 acres of this 12 acre site that was … Continue reading

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Crisis in Japan, impact on world energy

The nuclear crisis in Japan has effectively wiped out nuclear power generation in Japan and it is unlikely to return in a long while.  Previously Japan had relied on nuclear generation for about 10 gigawatts (GW).  Japan will need to … Continue reading

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Alright for some – Tax havens part 2

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Alright for some

I’ve been reading a book called Treasure Islands by Nicholas Shaxson: tax havens and the men who stole the world.  This is an excellent, if scary, book that has really brought home to me what an evil tax havens are. … Continue reading

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