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HC-One: Death, Deception, Dividends

CICTAR’s latest report, launched in conjunction with the BBC’s Panorama, reveals details of how the UK’s largest care home operator shifted profits offshore to private investors, while appearing to report artificial losses allowing it to dramatically reduce or...

Estimating Uber’s Tax Gap in Aotearoa

Uber’s global tax structure is an example of a much broader problem with multinationals short-changing global governments by shifting their taxable profits offshore. The business model of Uber and other ‘platform’ or ‘gig’ corporations also has the potential to drive...

Glencore Responds to CICTAR

Glencore has responded to the allegations in CICTAR's latest report, which you can read here. The company says that it complies with current tax rules. We do not dispute this, but say that tax avoidance is unethical and the rules should be changed. Please read...

Broke: Coal Mining Giant Games Global Tax System

World leaders are deciding how to change the global tax system so that multinational companies pay their share. A review of Glencore's use of transfer (mis)pricing, shell companies and tax havens reveals that current proposals are not enough. We need tax laws that...

Taken for a Ride

The Issue It is widely understood that Uber’s business model represents a direct attack on working conditions and workers’ rights. What is less well understood is how the Uber’s business model undermines global funding for public services. Dutch shell companies are at...

Darkness at Sunrise: UK Care Homes Shifting Profits Offshore?

New report reveals that UK care homes shift profits offshore while charging thousands of residents £200 in daily fees. Ownership through tax havens enables the more than 60 care homes to report losses in the UK while foreign investors make a killing in a sector subsidised by public spending.

Tax Dodging by a Canadian Crown Corporation

An in-depth analysis of Revera’s UK care homes indicates a pattern of aggressive corporate tax avoidance and may provide insights into Revera’s corporate conduct and culture in Canada, where limited information is publicly available.