Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Looting, Perth and American Style: CEOs Get Big Pre-Bankruptcy Bonuses

Uber CEO On the Flight In California: ‘We Can’t Go Out and Hire 50,000 People Overnight’ The Verge. An admission that Uber did not prepare for losing the lawsuit.

We think linearly, in terms of cause and effect. But the world is an object lesson in  complexity  

The brother of former City of Perth councillor Jim Adamos has been charged with fraud by police as the investigation into allegations of criminal misconduct associated with people linked to the former council continues. ... The nominated business and the property listed on the form were under the control of Jim Adamos.3 days ago

Former City of Perth councillor's brother charged with fraud


How life is thriving among the 82,000 dead and buried at Waverley Cemetery

British retailers issue warning over potential online sales tax 

2% UK online sales tax or delivery tax under consideration 

This Swiss canton is about to become the world’s top tax haven 


'Nothing adds up': Sydney tycoon's mystery $200m confounds ...


Only Losers Pay Taxes: Apple and the Ingenuity of Tax Avoidance

International Initiatives can Convince Tax Havens to Turn Over a New Leaf

Tax Justice Network’s offshore wealth estimates have just been validated by the OECD 

Technical amendments to the Corporate Interest Restriction for Corporation Tax  

Finance Bill 2020-21: corporate interest restriction rules amended

It’s official: Britain’s out-of-control finance sector is threatening our national security

HMRC Report: Measuring tax gaps 2020 edition

HMRC: Measuring tax gaps 2020 edition Methodological annex 

National Audit Office Report: Tackling the tax gap 

HMRC: New proposals for tackling promoters and enablers of tax avoidance schemes 

Finance Bill 2020-21: tackling promoters and enablers of tax avoidance schemes 

UK Intelligence and Security Committee - Russia report

HM Treasury - Business Rates Review: Call for Evidence (proposals for an online sales tax) 

UK Intelligence and Security Committee - Russia report press release 

US Investigators Probe Massive Global Financial Crime Network - FBME Bank 

Ineffective tax avoidance: targeting the enablers

MPs call for crackdown on advisers behind unlawful tax avoidance 

US FBI Report: Threat Actors Likely Use Private Investment Funds To Launder Money, Circumventing Regulatory Tripwires 

FBI says private equity, hedge funds pose huge risk for money laundering

Total tax that HMRC is disputing with UK companies rises sharpl

UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee Report: Management of tax reliefs 

UK Watchdog calls for review of UK pensions tax relief 

Shadow Banking: Global Monitoring Report on Non-Bank Financial Intermediation 2019 

Abolish capital gains tax and start all over again, think tank urges 

Humans aren’t inherently selfish – we’re actually hardwired to work together

Secret Service Bought Phone Location Data from Apps, Contract Confirms Vice 

235 Million Instagram, TikTok and YouTube User Profiles Exposed In Massive Data Leak Forbes


The man who built a spyware empire says it’s time to come out of the shadows MIT Technology Review

Cloth Masks Do Protect the Wearer – Breathing in Less Coronavirus Means You Get Less Sick

More evidence in support of masks 

Looting, American Style: CEOs Get Big Pre-Bankruptcy Bonuses Even When Lenders and Employees Stiffed

Failed CEOs succeed in looting their companies on the verge of bankruptcy filings


Conservative Liberal powerbroker Marcus Bastiaan resigns from party

Michael Sukkar, and Kevin Andrews ally Marcus Bastiaan, implicated in Victorian Liberal Party branch-stacking allegations