Tag Archives for Offshore

‘Non-doms’: keeping the baby, losing the bathwater

Matthew Bishop

Non-domiciled tax status is not intrinsically illegitimate; the problem is its abuse by wealthy long-term British residents and citizens whose foreign domicile is spurious I have a dirty secret: I’m a non-dom!  As a British citizen, the UK remains my ‘domicile’ – essentially my permanent residence – even though I’m tax-resident in Trinidad where I currently live and work. For … Continue reading

14 April 2015 by
Categories: Economics, Inequality, SPERI Comment, Tax | Tags: , | Leave a comment

Small island states, tax havens and tourism: what price their development?

It is important to consider the damaging environmental consequences of the common association of offshore finance with large numbers of short-term visitors In a previous post I addressed the issue of those small states which have deliberately manipulated their sovereignty and jurisdictional autonomy to play host to a number of offshore financial centres (OFCs) as a means of meeting their … Continue reading

4 February 2015 by
Categories: Business, Economics, Environment, Finance, SPERI Comment, Sustainability, Tax | Tags: , | Leave a comment

The finance curse as a new grand narrative?

Andrew Baker

As both populist discourse and conceptual apparatus, it is capable of constructing a novel, inclusive coalition in support of the technical reforms we need In a previous SPERI blog post, I lamented the complete absence of a co-ordinating discourse or grand political narrative about the financial crash of 2008.  Instead, we have seen isolated and disjointed technical changes in policy … Continue reading

13 November 2014 by
Categories: British growth crisis, Economics, Finance, Inequality, Political theory, SPERI Comment, Tax | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment