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BBC Trust Head Told To Resign For Being 'Naive Or Incompetent' over Tax Avoidance

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

The chair of the BBC trust has been told she should resign for being "incredibly naive or totally incompetent" over the HSBC tax avoidance scandal. ...

Attack HSBC for Tax Evasion - But Not the Clients Who Accept Their Cash

Grant Feller | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Grant Feller

Oborne is right that HSBC's behaviour in helping clients avoid tax was shameful (if not illegal) but he's wrong that the Telegraph's response was just as shameful or immoral. If you're a cynic like me, you might view it as not terribly unusual. And you might wonder how interested the newspaper's readers will be once the story has died down.

The Modern Leader - Powerless, Flawed But Grounded

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK
Dr Arlo Brady

This humanization of leadership will lead to perhaps the most interesting element of evolution - namely, the exposure of individual values. It is here, at the core of the individual psyche, that if deserved, trust can be reforged and legitimacy rebuilt.

Communications Breakdown at Britain's Banks

Tom Maddocks | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK
Tom Maddocks

It's been a dreadful month for HSBC, which has seen its reputation in tatters and its bosses dragged in front of the Commons Treasury Select Committee to answer MPs' questions about what it admitted were 'unacceptable' practices at its Swiss private bank.

Actors Emma Thompson And Greg Wise In HSBC Tax Boycott

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

Actor Greg Wise has vowed to stop paying tax until those involved in the HSBC scandal are jailed. Wise, who is married to Oscar winner Emma Thompso...

My Friend Died Last Week - Tax Could Have Saved His Life

Max Lawson | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK
Max Lawson

I will not accept a world where the wealthy are allowed to collude with their cashiers to squirrel away billions to gather dust in vaults in Geneva, when that money could have paid for insulin to save my friend.

HSBC Profits Dive As 'Painful' Tax Furore Bites

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver has admitted the banking giant "disappointed" last year after its annual profits slumped 17%. The group has be...

Newspapers Trade Blows Over Editorial Integrity

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

The Telegraph has declared war on the Guardian. In recent days the Guardian and other media outlets have criticised the newspaper owned by the Bar...

The Telegraph Is Wishing It Didn't Leave Comments Open On This HSBC Story

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK

Unkind reader comments appear to have been swiftly removed by the Telegraph this morning, after it published a short Reuters-authored report on the ra...

Today's HSBC Raids Couldn't Come At A Worse Time For The Telegraph...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK

Prosecutors investigating claims of widespread tax evasion have raided the offices of HSBC's Swiss private arm in Geneva amid a growing row in Britain...

Embarrassing Video From 2003 Puts Osborne On The Defensive Over Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been forced to defend the coalition's record on clamping down on tax dodgers amid controversy over its failure to prosecute evaders...

The Board of HSBC Should Be Arrested and the Bank Taken Into Public Ownership

John Wight | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

It is a scandal on top of a scandal, which more than bringing our democracy into disrepute exposes it as a sham, with the conflict of interest that lies at its heart a festering sore that has gone untreated for far too long. We have in Britain a government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich, the consequences of which are tangible.

HSBC Apologises After 8 Years, A Whistleblower And A Public Outcry

PA | Chris York | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK

HSBC has issued a public apology amid a political row over its Swiss private banking arm, saying it has "no appetite" to deal with clients seeking to ...

Tory Peer 'Running Away From Questions' Over Tax Avoidance

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics

Former HSBC boss Lord Green has stepped down from a financial services industry body amid claims the bank enabled tax dodging while he was in charge -...

Some Questions for the Uber Rich

Robin Lustig | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

How I wish I could sit down in front of a microphone with one of HSBC's "ultra wealthy" Swiss banking clients. How I'd love an opportunity to discuss with them the way they look after their money -- and dodge paying taxes.

Hodge Takes Down 'Pathetic' HMRC Over Tax Evasion Failure

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Politics

MPs have railed at HM Revenue & Customs' "pathetic" pursuit of tax dodgers amid allegations that Britain's biggest bank, HSBC, has helped rich Britons...

PMQs Gets Highly Personal Over 'Rotten Heart' Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron is "rotten" and a "dodgy prime minister surrounded by dodgy donors", Ed Miliband said during a highly personal exchange at Prime Ministe...

Tax Justice Is a Matter of Power, Not Ethics

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Tax avoidance and evasion can thus be tackled only if corporate and individual wealth taxes are reformed in tandem. And here we are at the crux of the matter: taxes are only as just as the economic and social systems they finance.

The Trouble With Reporting An HSBC Tax Scandal, In One Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK

It's not easy uncovering information that could make an enemy of Britain's biggest bank. A single tweet from the Guardian's editor Alan Rusbridger ...

Peer Caught In HSBC Tax-Dodging Scandal Is Making Life Difficult For The Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservatives have mounted a robust defence of their former ministerial colleague Stephen Green, who was chairman of HSBC while the bank is allege...

HSBC Tax Dodge Claims Are Also Rather Awkward For The Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics

Britain's biggest bank HSBC helped clients cheat the UK public purse out of millions of pounds in tax by using Swiss bank accounts, according to an ex...

Another $4.3Billion in Fines and Banks Are Still Paralysed

Nigel Cannings | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Politics
Nigel Cannings

There will be another Forex-style scandal within the next three years. It is probably brewing even as you read this. And it will probably all be conducted on the telephone, now that the regulators have worked out IM chatrooms...

Two Big Banks Have Been Caught Breaking The Rules

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

Two big banks have been criticised for telling small business customers they must open an account with them in order to obtain a business loan. The...

Salmond Will Hate What This Guy Has To Say About Scottish Independence

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish independence could lead to "capital flight" as savers rush to move their money out of the country, the chairman of HSBC has warned. Dougla...

The UK Skills Crisis Coverage Fails to See the Big Picture - A Changing World of Work

Mark Hillary | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

This is a perfect storm scenario. Countries such as the UK, with a history of dominance and empire and educational excellence, need to look beyond the obvious. The world is going to be a very different place in just a couple of decades. Economic and cultural hegemony is not a birthright and can easily shift to the east throughout this century.