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Do you agree with the proposed crackdown on offshore tax havens and secrecy jurisdictions?

Yes 88%
No 12%

Yes “Accountability and transparency of operations are fundamental for our long-term global financial health.”

Graham Legg, Heritage Financial Services

Yes “I do not agree with global tax havens. They are unfair on your normal taxpayer and are essentially a tax haven for money laundering, etc.”

Maurice Macdonald, Maurice Macdonald Associates

Yes “I think it has certainly helped. They have come to an agreement on what is happening with global banking and the global fight in the financial world.”

Maurice Macdonald, Maurice Macdonald Associates

Yes “I think it is necessary for tax havens to be more transparent in order to stop practices like money laundering.”

Tony Ioannides, True Financial Management

Yes “Because I am an upstanding citizen.”

Bryan Rose, Bryan Rose IFA

No “It is a free market out there and tax avoidance is totally legal.”

Graham Carver, York Financial Management

Yes “It would reduce the tax burden on all of us if everyone paid their fair share.”

Nicholas Fletcher, MGP Investment Management

Yes “If it is going to restore confidence, clamp down on them.”

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