On Halloween eve an unique invitation only conference took place in the historic and just slightly spooky Livery Hall in the City’s historic Guildhall.
For six hours the Westminster Establishment politely occupied the bastion of the City Establishment to discuss a subject that perhaps capitalism would like to go away – global tax evasion and tax avoidance.
Margaret Hodge, chair of the Commons Public Accounts Committee and scourge of tax avoiders Google, Amazon and Starbucks, brought together business chiefs, politicians, tax accountants, civil servants, charities, trade unionists and the odd pesky journo like me from Britain and across the world.
The event was unique because on a grand scale it put people in the same room who would verbally be at each other’s throats and tried to find some common ground to…
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