In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, The European Commission recently announced it would be taking steps to increase tax transparency, and crack down on off-shore havens.
Under new proposals revealed on April 12th, the Commission will be putting forward legislation, requiring firms operating in Europe with sales of over £600m to publish details of how much they earn and how much tax they pay on a country-by-country basis.
To offer his analysis of the proposals, Ed Mitchell from Investment Perspectives is joined by Alex Cobham, Director of Research at the Tax Justice Network.
Josh Lowe, reporter at Newsweek, discusses the Vote Leave campaign which has been announced as the official opposition in the Brexit debate. Josh discusses what this means and whether it matters, whilst also looking further into the John Whittingdale revelations and whether David Cameron is losing trust over the EU.
Mike Bowen, Business Development Director, Cash Centres at G4S, talks about the European Cash Report, that G4S has conducted, which analysed the use and future of cash verses electronic and internet payments. It's highlighted a widespread use of paper money across the EU, seemingly dismissing any claims of a demise, and Mike discusses the findings of the report.
This is Crowdfunders on Share Radio, the show that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance, hosted by Share Radio’s Senior Analyst, Ed Bowsher.
In today's show, Ed speaks to the founder of a company that's making pink gin using raspberries. The gin is called Pinkster and you can invest in the company on the Growthdeck platform.
Also in the spotlight is an equity crowdfunding campaign for a company that is now in administration. The company is called Rebus, and the question is: did this crowdfunding campaign give investors all the relevant information?
And over in the world of peer to peer lending, today's crowdfunders takes a look at the issue of tax. It's especially topical now that the innovative finance isa has been launched - it's supposed to protect any interest you earn on peer to peer sites from income tax.
This is Share Radio's regular look at investing in smaller companies, either directly or indirectly through a fund managed by a full time professional manager. Ed Mitchell's guest today in the studio is Henry Lowson, UK fund manager at Axa Framlington where he has managed the Axa Framlington UK smaller companies fund since may 2012.
What might economic life outside of the E.U. in the event of Brexit look like? The think tank, Open Europe, says the referendum campaign has not adequately addressed this so far. Open Europe says it will be neither apocalypse nor utopia. They say there will be a short term shock followed by the potential for long term prosperity if liberal economic policies are followed. On the line is Stephen Booth, Co-Director of Open Europe.
Oliver Smith, Senior Reporter at business tech trade magazine The Memo, discusses Facebook’s general strategies, after it was announced that they will now allow businesses to deliver automated customer support, e-commerce guidance, content and interactive experiences through chatbots. So how does this work?
Sellers and publishers from across the UK are gathering to discuss all things book-related at the London Book Fair. But how is the climate when it comes down to selling physical books and digital copies? Matt Cox spoke to independent bookseller Mark Thornton and bestselling author James Craig, who explained how they operate in the world of bookselling and how recent trends have affected them.