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Swiss Role in Aggressive Tax Avoidance by Royal Dutch Shell

John Donovan -

The lead article in The Sunday Times Business section today (authored by Simon Duke and David Smith) says that Britain is at the forefront of a crackdown on corporate tax avoidance – a blitz on tax avoidance by multinationals.

The UK Treasury  is planning a consultation on forcing multinationals like Royal Dutch Shell to declare how much tax they pay in every country in which they operate.

Posted Date: 
2 December 2014

Emergency Response ... in the unlikely event of an incident occurring...


[Shell to Sea]  Below are 2 letters that were sent by Shell to residents living close to the Bellanaboy refinery and raw gas pipeline about their Emergency Response Plan.  How many of the Shell propagandists used down through the years have to fill out this form?

Posted Date: 
29 November 2014

Peoples' Forum 2014 - 'Community in a Corporate Imperium'

PDF of the Papers presented is available here
22 November 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Remember Ken Saro-Wiwa & 8 others hanged 19 years ago

Oil Change International

We remember Ken Saro-Wiwa. Killed 19 years ago today

In 1990, Saro-Wiwa launched a non-violent movement for social and ecological justice in his Ogoni homeland and the Niger Delta. The movement he led accused the Nigerian government and Shell and Chevron of waging an ecological war and genocidal series of attacks against the peoples of the Delta.

Posted Date: 
12 November 2014

News Release: Vermilion's Luxembourg tax deal will further reduce revenue from Corrib – by how much?

 -- Corporation tax is only means of extracting revenue from Irish resources --

Shell to Sea has called on Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Alex White to clarify what impact Corrib Gas partner Vermilion's Luxembourg tax avoidance deal – revealed in today's Irish Times – will have on the revenue the exchequer thinks it will earn from the Corrib gas field. [1]
Spokesperson Maura Harrington said: "Under Ireland's dysfunctional licensing terms, corporation tax is the only means the State uses to extract revenue from gas or oil found under Irish territory. Today's revelation that Vermilion is using a Luxembourg tax avoidance deal to reduce its tax bill in Ireland raises serious questions for Minister Alex White and the Government."
"The 'Luxleaks' disclosure confirms what campaigners and others have warned about for many years – that creative accounting means the revenue earned from a gas field such as Corrib will be only a tiny fraction of the revenue these multinationals generate for their private and out-of-state shareholders. [2]

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