Category: Fiscal policy


Lifetime Community Rating and Inequality

Nat O'Connor 13/03/2016

Nat O'Connor: We are coming up to the first anniversary of Lifetime Community Rating (LCR) in private health insurance and it is timely to consider …

The score at half time: OECD 7, Tax Avoidance ??

16/09/2014

Today the OECD announced the deliverables on seven of their fifteen planned actions to tackle global corporate tax avoidance. (for background, see …

OECD and tax avoidance: the story so far ...

02/04/2014

In a webcast from Paris this afternoon, the OECD updated the world on progress on the BEPS project to date. Pascal Saint-Amans stressed the process …

A new world order in corporate tax?

19/07/2013

The long-awaited OECD Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit-Shifting (BEPS) has been released this morning, in time for the G20 meeting in Moscow. …

Tax transparency: a step change or climate change?

18/06/2013

The OECD has another new report out today on tax transparency, this time to tie in to the G8 meeting in Enniskillen. Formally, this report was …

International tax avoidance - an update

05/06/2013

In advance of the G8, it might be useful to update what’s happening with the main international movers on the question of international tax …

Ethics and regulation: complements, not alternatives

15/05/2013

Last week former Taoiseach and President of IFSC Ireland, John Bruton, said that the banking industry needed "to focus on ethics rather than …

Debt, Growth and Coding Errors

Tom McDonnell 17/04/2013

Tom McDonnell: Reinhart and Rogoff's finding that the growth rate starts to decline once the public debt to GDP ratio exceeds 90% has become embraced …

What's a Euro anyway?

26/03/2013

Is a euro in a Cypriot bank, locked down by withdrawal limits and capital controls, the same as a euro in an Irish or French bank? Is a euro sitting …

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