Date: Saturday, 8th October, 9.30am for 10am to 4pm
Location: Redditch Town Hall, WalterStranz Square, Redditch B98 8AH
This was a seminar exploring tax avoidance and its impact on developing countries organised jointly with Methodist Tax Justice Network and Redditch One World Link. The speakers were:
David Haslam is Convener of the Methodist Tax Justice Network, which he helped to found in 2012. He is a former Executive member of Anti Apartheid and War on Want and was secretary of the Churches Commission for Racial Justice from 1987 to 1998, where he helped form the International Dalit Solidarity Network, campaigning against caste discrimination. On 28 April he spoke about tax justice at the AGM of Barclays Bank in the Royal Festival Hall. He is a Methodist minister in Evesham.
Professor Sol Picciotto is chair of the Advisory Group of the International Centre for Tax and Development, and a Senior Adviser of the Tax Justice Network. He is one of the few independent experts who attend the international meetings on this topic. He taught law at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in the 1960s, before coming to Warwick University Law School and then Lancaster University Law Faculty. He lives in Leamington Spa.
Dr Hildebrand Shayo did his PhD at South Bank University and was a committee member of the Britain Tanzania Society, before returning to Tanzania, where he is Director of Research at the Tanzania Investment Bank, where he takes a special interest in the investment needs of large companies.
A summary of the day by Andrew Coulson can be found on page 5 of the BTS Newsletter Jan 2017