Corporate inversions: What’s in a name? (video)


If you rely on the BBC for your diet of news, you probably will not have realised how embarrassingly haphazard and poorly produced the once universally praised BBC News’ output has become in recent years. The slow and painful decline … Continue reading

Explainer: what are ‘tax havens’? (video)


The Panama Papers leak sheds some light on the intricate ways in which the wealthy can exploit secretive offshore tax regimes. As well as charging minimal or no tax to residents and non-residents, the main characteristics of tax havens are … Continue reading

Panama Papers: remarkable global media operation holds rich and powerful to account (video)


With the Panama Papers exposé perhaps we can now say the fortress walls of offshore secrecy are finally cracking. Such havens allow corruption and tax avoidance to take place on a massive international scale by some of the richest and … Continue reading

Matthew Wright has a good day: corrects the Daily Mail and a few callers (audio)


Matthew Wright today handed out a little spanking to The Daily Mail and reasoned with a few viewers over the issue of child benefit for a third child if the parents are on welfare. Given one of the callers appeared to have been … Continue reading