Остров Мэн
21 декабря 2017, 11:00

The King William’s College quiz 2017

Whence the minty bivalves? Which Hungarians masqueraded as sheep? Who beheld the faces of man, lion and ox and eagle? Plus 177 more fiendish questions in the most tortuous quiz of them allGeneral knowledge paper 2017-18, the 113th issue, sat by the pupils of King William’s College, Isle of Man“Scire ubi aliquid invenire possis ea demum maxima pars eruditionis est” Continue reading...

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18 декабря 2017, 20:34

Utmost acquires Generali PanEurope in €230m deal

Isle of Man-based wealth manager will now have €24bn under management

05 декабря 2017, 21:47

Is the EU tax haven blacklist a whitewash?

At first glance Brussels seems to have let off the worst offshore offenders but look at the accompanying greylist and it appears the EU means businessDismissed in some quarters as a “missed opportunity for leadership” and a “whitewash”, Tuesday’s publication of the European Union’s first tax haven blacklist has not cheered those who were hoping for a crackdown.At first glance this is a victory for the offshore lobby, who have been fighting to keep the worst offenders, many of them British dependencies, outside of the hall of shame. Continue reading...

05 декабря 2017, 17:16

EU blacklist names 17 tax havens and puts Caymans and Jersey on notice

Brussels identifies 17 countries including South Korea, Barbados, Panama and UAE with 47 others such as the Isle of Man and Bermuda warnedThe EU has named and shamed 17 countries in its first ever tax haven blacklist and put a further 47 on notice, including British overseas territories and the crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, in an attempt to clamp down on the estimated £506bn lost to aggressive avoidance every year.The move was hailed as a vital “first step” but the failure of the member states to agree on any sanctions for those on the blacklist provoked the European commissioner for economic and financial affairs, Pierre Moscovici, to concede it was as yet “an insufficient response”. Continue reading...

03 декабря 2017, 20:36

Britain’s coral reefs and marine wildlife are equal to anything on Blue Planet II | Fiona Gell

Far from being murky and dull, the waters surrounding the British Isles contain riches to rival the tropics – and they’re just as in need of protectionI won’t be alone in being mildly distraught when the BBC’s Blue Planet II series comes to an end. But as a marine biologist who switched from working on tropical reefs and seagrass beds to the cooler waters around the Isle of Man, I have become an advocate for the seas around the British Isles. That’s because they are home to an exceptional variety of marine animals and plants. Related: 'Shocking' rise in rubbish washing up on UK beaches Continue reading...

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16 ноября 2017, 20:42

Cometh the hour, cometh John McDonnell, the man with a plan | John Crace

The shadow chancellor was like a news anchor reading a list of casualties as he rattled off the catastrophes of austerity Not so long ago, no one felt obliged to take much notice of a pre-budget speech from John McDonnell. The Labour shadow chancellor was free to suggest almost anything he wanted – nationalisation of the Isle of Man, an SAS assault on Bermuda – and no one would bat an eye because there didn’t seem to be a chance of him ever getting the top job. It was just John being John. But with the Tories behaving like a series of accidents that either have already happened or are waiting to happen, the ante has been considerably upped. This time round, the hall in Church House was packed and the shadow business secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey, was quick to point out the significance in her introduction. “I give you the next chancellor of the exchequer,” she said. Continue reading...

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16 ноября 2017, 19:22

The super-rich are trying to exploit human rights law to dodge tax | Robert Verkaik

A powerful alliance of tycoons and billionaires is cynically arguing that the Human Rights Act means tax havens must keep their identities secretIf the Paradise Papers have taught us anything, it is that the world’s super-rich will move heaven and earth to stop the public from finding out how they dodge tax. Related: UK is subsidising Isle of Man to be tax haven, say campaigners Continue reading...

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14 ноября 2017, 09:10

After successive offshore scandals, are there signs of change in Isle of Man?

Crown dependency’s response to previous scandals has been to circle the wagons, but after the Paradise Papers, there are hints the popular mood is shiftingThe headlines on the Isle of Man were an eclectic mix: a man spitting in the face of a police officer was one; a nasty car crash in the capital, Douglas, was another.Last week, there was little to suggest any disruption to the gentle pace of life on the British crown dependency in the Irish Sea. Continue reading...

09 ноября 2017, 12:00

Зачем Сорос вскрыл офшор английской королевы и «американский газ» из России

Подавляющее большинство офшорных компаний, которые были «вскрыты» соросовскими журналистами и активистами, относятся к юрисдикциям, которые контролируются британской короной: Британские Виргинские Острова, остров Мэн, Гернси, Каймановы острова и др. Международной «офшорной аристократии» как бы показывают, что британская офшорная система уже не работает и не может обеспечить нужный уровень конфиденциальности и защиты, а значит, пора перебазироваться в США. На фоне проблем британской системы все большую популярность приобретают американские офшоры, о чем уже открыто пишет агентство Блумберг, приводя в пример презентации управляющего директора банка «Ротшильд и Ко» (Rothschild & Co.) Эндрю Пенни.

08 ноября 2017, 16:00

Home of Denby pottery bought through offshore firm to cut tax bill

Pottery maker’s owner structured factory deal using Isle of Man company so there would be no corporation tax on any saleThe headquarters of one of Britain’s most famous pottery makers was bought through an offshore company based in the Isle of Man part-owned by a Jersey-based company set up for the deal, the Paradise Papers reveal.The £7m purchase of Denby’s headquarters in Derbyshire was structured so as to reduce the tax payable on rent received by the new owners and ensure there would be no UK corporation tax to pay when they chose to sell up. Continue reading...

08 ноября 2017, 09:36

Порошенко заподозрили в намеренном обмане по делу об офшорах

Разговоры о том, что Порошенко открывал офшоры в Панаме, шли еще в 2015 году во время «Панамагейта». Однако тогда украинский лидер сумел объясниться, заявив, что ничего не знал о происходящем. Но новые доказательства нечестности президента Украины могут сильно повредить его политической репутации.

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08 ноября 2017, 01:43

Taxpayers’ money allows Isle of Man to act as a tax haven, MPs are told

Labour MP Margaret Hodge says British government has been ‘central to the success’ of offshore tax-dodgingThe Paradise Papers have revealed a “toxic mixture” of tax dodges and offshore wrongdoing undertaken with the complicity of the British government, the Labour MP Margaret Hodge has told parliament.“We are not just complicit in what happens, we are central to its success,” said Hodge, who has campaigned for reform of Britain’s tax havens. Continue reading...

07 ноября 2017, 19:23

ЕК проверяет Мальту и остров Мэн на соответствие налоговым правилам ЕС

Европейская комиссия ведет расследование в отношении острова Мэн и Мальты, подозреваемых в том, что они не применяют правила ЕС в отношении НДС. Об этом сообщает французское издание Le Monde со ссылкой на европейский источник, передает собкор Банки.ру в Брюсселе.

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07 ноября 2017, 16:20

Paradise Papers: Isle of Man says tax laws 'transparent'

The island's chief minister says those seeking to evade or aggressively avoid tax are not welcome.

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07 ноября 2017, 16:00

UK is subsidising Isle of Man to be tax haven, say campaigners

Common purse payments that help the island offer 0% corporate tax rate are to rise faster than UK economy growth rateThe British government has paid the Isle of Man more than £300m this year in a revenue-sharing deal that critics claim is subsidising the island’s zero corporation tax rate.The arrangement, which was not disclosed to parliament, means the UK’s payments to the Isle of Man will be substantially increased at a time when the economy is growing slowly. Continue reading...

06 ноября 2017, 21:00

The Paradise Papers: From Utah, Secretive Help for a Russian Oligarch and His Jet

Records leaked from an offshore law firm show how the wealthy elite sidestep prohibitions on foreigners registering private planes in the United States.

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06 ноября 2017, 21:00

Lewis Hamilton avoided taxes on £16.5m jet using Isle of Man scheme

Paradise Papers reveal F1 champion’s advisers set up offshore structure that experts say may be open to legal challengeThe Formula One world champion, Lewis Hamilton, one of the world’s richest sportspeople, avoided paying European taxes on his private jet using an Isle of Man scheme that is to be investigated by HM Revenue and Customs.The big four accountancy firm EY and Appleby, the law firm at the centre of the Paradise Papers leak, helped Hamilton and dozens of other clients set up seemingly artificial leasing businesses through which they rented their own jets from themselves. Continue reading...

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06 ноября 2017, 21:00

How Isle of Man gives big refunds to super-rich on private jet imports

Paradise Papers reveal some of the world’s wealthiest people use Manx customs to pay zero VAT on luxury planesThe Isle of Man government approved tax avoidance schemes that have refunded more than $1bn to the super-rich and to multinationals on the import of hundreds of private jets into Europe. The Paradise Papers reveal how Manx customs worked closely with the offshore law firm Appleby and the big four accounting firm EY, to approve schemes which have ultimately helped some of the world’s wealthiest individuals reduce import VAT bills to zero. Continue reading...

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06 ноября 2017, 21:00

Meet the Isle of Man jet set: oligarchs, bankers and a murder suspect

As the Isle of Man is outed in the Paradise Papers as a provider of huge tax refunds to the rich, we look at three individual casesShaher Abdulhak Besher was known as Yemen’s “sugar king” because of his Coca-Cola distribution business and friendship with the country’s former president. He purchased a Dassault Falcon jet for $30m in May 2007, using a company incorporated by Appleby – the law firm at the centre of Paradise Papers leaks – in Bermuda, and it was entered in the Bermuda aviation register. Continue reading...

01 ноября 2017, 16:35

PMQs: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn clash on tax avoidance

The Labour leader says 957 corporate jets imported into the Isle of Man "seems a bit excessive".