June 2013 G8 summit tax avoidance coverage

The UK is hosting the G8 summit in Northern Ireland between 17-18 June and the issue of corporate tax avoidance is expected to be high on the agenda.  Below is a selection of media coverage concerning tax avoidance and the G8 meeting.

G8 tax avoidance drive alarms US business
James Politi & Vanessa Houlder, Financial Times, 4 Jun 2013

UK Prime Minister Cameron to urge Britain's overseas territories to prevent tax avoidance by signing agreements to share tax information
Patrick Wintour, Guardian (UK), 4 Jun 2013

Head of Ireland's Catholic church urges G8 to tackle tax avoidance & says "paying a fair share of taxes" is a "moral obligation"
Simon Bowers, Guardian (UK), 6 Jun 2013

Professor Muhongo briefs G8, EU envoys on tax transparency
Daily News (Tanzania), 8 Jun 2013

Canada slammed for lagging behind in fighting tax evasion as G8 summit looms
Jason Fekete, Postmedia News (Canada), 9 Jun 2013

The G8 summit is a real chance to clean up the mess that is international tax law
Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, in Guardian (UK), 9 Jun 2013

Hunger is a taxing problem for the G8
Olivier De Schutter, UN special rapporteur on the right to food, in Guardian (UK), 12 Jun 2013

Bermuda refuses to sign up to multilateral agreement to share tax information
Patrick Wintour, Guardian (UK), 12 Jun 2013

UK Prime Minister appeals to Canadian Prime Minister not to block plans to crack down on tax evasion ahead of G8 summit
Andrew Grice, Independent (UK), 13 Jun 2013

Comment: G8 leaders must do more than talk tough on multinational tax avoidance; UK PM has a chance to strike a blow against persistent poverty
Jonathan Tanner, Indpendent (UK), 17 Jun 2013

G8 leaders agree tax evasion measures
BBC, 18 Jun 2012

Campaigners condemn G8 plan to tackle global tax evasion saying it includes no new binding commitments
Lary Elliott, Guardian (UK), 18 Jun 2013

For further information on tax avoidance please see our special page: "Tax avoidance: An introduction", which makes the connection between tax avoidance and infringement of human rights.

For media coverage concerning tax avoidance and the G20 meeting see our special page "July 2013 G20 summit tax avoidance coverage".

For a coverage of major allegations of tax avoidance against companies, government-announced regulatory steps and commentaries in the UK see our special page "UK corporate tax avoidance - 2012-2013".

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6 June 2013

Catholic bishops urge G8 to tackle tax avoidance

Author: Simon Bowers, Guardian (UK)

Cardinal Brady, the head of Ireland's Catholic church, has urged G8 leaders to make good on their pledge to tackle aggressive tax avoidance at a summit later this month, declaring that "paying a fair share of taxes" is a "moral obligation"...Last...

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