From Panama to Paradise: break the cycle and change the system with Bristol Pounds

It seems nothing will prevent tax avoidance by the super-rich, but as Bristolians we can opt out of the system altogether.

It’s been 18 months since the scandal of the Panama Papers revealed the astonishing scale to which the super-rich hide their wealth, avoiding tax with the help of offshore law firms and accountants. As news breaks this morning of the leaked Paradise Papers, many in the UK will feel furious. Whilst ordinary people suffer crippling austerity, the rich pay huge amounts to lawyers and accountants willing to push the limits of every tax law to avoid paying the tax used for vital public services.

The Queen is embroiled in the latest tax avoidance scandal

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