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Wednesday, October 28 • 14:30 - 15:45
Roundtable: Tax Avoidance and Tax fraud – What impact is investigative reporting?

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Investigative reporting on tax has provided some of the most high profile stories of the last decade. Starting with the exposure of tax dodging by big tech, to big leaks such as the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers, through to large, cross-border investigations into Cum-Ex and VAT fraud. These stories have provoked political reaction at the highest level, including declarations from G8 leaders, high profile parliamentary inquiries and action by enforcement authorities.

This session looks back at a decade of investigative reporting on tax and asks where are we now? Have things really changed? Are attitudes to tax fundamentally different from where they were before the 2008 crash and does it matter? Do journalists need to change their approach to reporting on tax if they are going to continue to have an impact?

Additional speaker: Rita De Ferria – International Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and expert on VAT.

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George Turner

George Turner is the director of TaxWatch. He is an investigative journalist and one of the founders of Finance Uncovered, an investigative reporting and training organisation. As a journalist he has led multiple investigations that have appeared on front pages across the world.George... Read More →

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Simon Bowers

I have worked as European Coordinator and Senior Reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists for the past four years. Before that I worked as a financial and investigative reporter for The Guardian in the UK. In November 2020, I am excited to be starting... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 14:30 - 15:45 CET