Avoidance

 


This a live blog of the emergency debate in the House of Commons about the 'Paradise Papers', held on November 14th. The Paradise Papers is the name given to a huge leak of documents, mostly from the law firm Appleby, which has thrown light on the world of offshore finance.

The leak of 13 million documents, mostly from the law firm Appleby, and follow up reporting by the Guardian, BBC Panorama and others, has once again opened up the debate about international tax both for corporates and for private individuals.

In response to an urgent question from the opposition, Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mel Stride made a statement and took questions from MPs on the revelations contained in the first extracts of the so-called ‘Paradise Papers’.