Alex Cobham ■ Event: The Brexit tax haven threat, assessed


As part of a series of seminars looking at the future of public services, the EUSers Jean MonnetPublic Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) and Tax Justice Network are organising a seminar entitled ‘The Brexit tax haven threat assessed’ to be held on Tuesday 14 March 2017, 2pm to 5 pm, HH103, University of Greenwich, SE10 9LS.

U of GreenwichThe aim of this seminar is to discuss different stakeholders’ views on what UK tax policy will look like or should look like post-Brexit.  How can parliamentarians ensure that a tax haven strategy isn’t adopted? Will the UK seek to use tax strategy as a form of industrial policy and, if so, how will the EU react?  How can we avoid a race to the bottom that would spell the end of the British social model as we know it?  The seminar is aimed at anyone interested in the future of progressive taxation in the UK.  Trade unions, tax justice campaigners, students, NGOs and civil society organisations will be especially welcome.

Programme  1.00- 5.00pm

1.00-2.00  Registration and lunch

2.00-2.30  Opening remarks – State-of-the-art on the tax landscape: national, regional and international Alex Cobham, Chief Executive, Tax Justice Network

2.30- 4.00  Roundtable

–     Chair:                Juliette Garside, Business Reporter, The Guardian

–     Panel:

Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge, Labour MP for Barking & Dagenham

Richard Hay, Partner Stikeman Elliott LLP, specialist in international tax law

Cathy Cross, PCS

Patrick Orr, EPSU

4.00- 5.00  Discussion and ways forward

If you would like to attend this seminar, please contact [email protected]. For more information about the seminar please contact Jane Lethbridge [email protected].

E-Users Network Objectives (Co-funded by Jean Monnet Networks, European Commission)

The EUsers network encourages the diffusion of innovative teaching approaches, applied research and policy debate on services of general interest (SGI) in the EU from a citizens’ perspective.

Partners: University of Milan (Lead partner),  Åbo Akademi University School of Business and Economics (Finland), WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Austria), Université de Rouen (France), University of Leipzig (Germany); University of Greenwich


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