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It’s a global game

Guernsey supports the eradication of tax evasion and is ready to play but in a fair way with global and equitable rule, says Fiona Le Poidevin

8 June 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil this week and although I am more of a rugby fan, it is hard to dispute that football is a truly global game. Even the US, renowned for its love of baseball, basketball and American football, is embracing 'soccer' with its national side yet again making it to the finals this year.

No doubt during the next month there will be plenty of comments about the refereeing decisions (especially where England are concerned) but at least everyone is playing by the same rules. Contrast this with the position on proposals for greater transparency surrounding beneficial ownership of companies and similar entities, such as trusts and foundations.

In the Queen's speech last week, it was announced that the UK government will introduce a Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill. The headline-grabbing parts include making finance more accessible to small businesses, cutting red tape and cracking down on zero-hours ...

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