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Review of Ethnic Diversity in Boardrooms (No Irish or Polish Need Apply)

The Government inspired Parker review into ethnic diversity in UK boardrooms and top companies, “Beyond One by ’21”, has published its interim report. The report is very laudable for the groups it does recognise as ethnic minorities. But the British … Continue reading

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Unilever Tries Marmite-Gate in Ireland (Staying Inside EU)

Unilever tried Marmite-Gate with Tescos in the UK recently. The story was that, supposedly because of Brexit and currency changes, the supplier wanted to increase prices to the supermarket for thing likes Marmite, which is made inside the UK and … Continue reading

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An Outside View on Home Rule for England and Tax

Only England out of all the UK nations is denied its own tax raising powers and is not allowed its own Parliament. It just does not seem fair to me, as a tax barrister and Irish, that taxpayers in England … Continue reading

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Ex-PM Proposes More Tax Power for Scotland – So Less For Others

Gordon Brown, the Scottish ex-Prime Minister for the UK, has proposed more tax raising powers for Scotland. He has suggested a partnership of equals with power sharing across the UK, with some taxes in part raised locally, the rest at … Continue reading

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Another US Internet Company in UK Links to Ireland

A US internet company trading in the UK has announced a data processing move to Ireland. The Irish Taoiseach (prime minister) said it was a commercial decision and defended the Irish tax system. But the OECD has been critical of … Continue reading

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Ireland Says it Will Close US Company Tax Loophole

Ireland has said it is to close one of the channelling-things-through-Ireland tax loopholes used by US companies making profits in Europe to avoid paying tax. These things then get re-channelled to a tax haven in another continent, with what is … Continue reading

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Irish Doctors Urging Increased Tax on Sugary Drinks

I was interested in doctors in Ireland urging an increase in the tax on sugary drinks. The idea is that with increased obesity levels and health problems increasing, the tax will reduce consumption and so improve health. The doctors might … Continue reading

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