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The chancellor has inked an agreement with Spain, France, Italy and Germany to share information on the “ultimate owners of companies” – shedding light on financial wrongdoing.
So, David Cameron has been investing in offshore funds and avoiding his taxes whilst at the same time telling us we are all "in it together". With this revelation and the recent coverage of the revelations regarding Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, you may be forgiven if you now have the impression that there is one rule for the rich and powerful and another for the rest of us.
The Panama Papers – a leak of 11m files from law firm Mossack Fonseca that lists nearly 15,600 shell companies set up for clients – has recently emphasised how some of the world’s most prominent leaders have used tax havens to hide their wealth. And it may be the final push needed to crack down on tax evasion.