Tag Archives: The Observer

G20 deal opens way for developing countries to hunt down unpaid tax

G20 summit backs exchange of tax information between all countries, but critics fear reform may be a long time coming

A global agreement to allow developing countries to hunt down tax owed by companies that …

Fighting the poachers on Africa’s thin green line

Underpaid, ill-equipped and outnumbered, park rangers fight a one-sided war against vicious gangs of poachers. Hundreds have been murdered in the defence of endangered wildlife, and their deaths leave their own families in jeopardy. David …

British sugar giant caught in global tax scandal

Associated British Foods accused of Zambia tax avoidance after sending massive profits abroad

One of Britain’s biggest multinationals, whose brands include Silver Spoon sugar, Twinings Tea and Kingsmill bread, is avoiding paying millions of pounds …

As Zambians demand fair tax rates, a British sugar giant grows fat

In a country where malnutrition and poverty are still rife, multinationals remove $2bn a year from the economy through tax avoidance. It’s legal – but is it moral? And should the government and UK companies …