Theresa May cannot complain if the EU holds her to her words on tax transparency

A week after she became Prime Minister, Theresa May responded to the furore over Sir Philip Green, the former owner of BHS, using offshore companies by ordering a “crackdown” on the use of tax havens in her drive to “reform capitalism”. 

Two months ago, after the leak of the Paradise Papers suggested that British territories were still being used for tax evasion and artificial tax avoidance, she said the Government was already working on “greater transparency” in British tax havens. 

So she cannot complain if the European Union seeks to bolster her effort. As we report today, the European Commission

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