ActionAid UK Head of Campaigns, Murray Worthy, commenting on the release of the Panama Papers data, said:
“Today’s release is an unprecedented step forward for the public, journalists and campaigners who will now have access to this unique database of offshore financial secrets.
“We should not be reliant on leaks and whistleblowers to reveal to uncover tax haven secrets. The Panama Papers revealed a global tax dodging network, with British overseas tax havens at its heart. And it is the world’s poorest people who are hit hardest when companies and wealthy individuals don’t pay their fair share of tax.
“The Prime Minister must honour his promises to tackle tax haven secrecy and use this week’s tax and corruption summit in London to demand British overseas tax havens boost transparency and publicly reveal the true owners of the countless shell companies they host.”
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