Swiss democracy

Switzerland is a perfect example of democracy in practice. The citizens get to vote on just about everything before it can become law. This weekend we had another vote. There were 3 things on the cards. The first one was about making it easier for 3rd generation residents to get Swiss citizenship. We were looking…

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How Apple did it

  We have all read of the € 13 billion in taxes that the EU has decreed that Apple must pay to the Irish government. The rights and wrongs of whether the EU can change the rules retrospectively are being debated. What interested me as a Tax manager is how Apple did it? How did…

Our man in Panama

There has been a lot in the news recently about the shady dealings of certain individuals and companies in Panama. Why are we all so surprised and indignant? I find it hard to be surprised by the revelations. But I am saddened. Even then, should I be saddened? Should we have a right to expect…