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MPs prepared to force Channel Islands and Isle of Man to reveal firms' owners

Backbenchers behind tax haven vote want crown dependencies to also adopt measures

MPs are prepared to look at ways of forcing the crown dependencies of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to introduce public registers of company ownership if they are not willing to, in the wake of this week’s decision by parliament to insist that the overseas territories do so.

Andrew Mitchell, a Conservative, and Labour’s Margaret Hodge want ministers to tell the crown dependencies to fall in line by the end of the decade – and said if necessary they would see if it was possible to compel them to from Westminster.

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