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Tax doesn't have to be taxing: London's 'onshore' finance industry and the fiscal spaces of a global crisis

Wainwright, Thomas (2011) Tax doesn't have to be taxing: London's 'onshore' finance industry and the fiscal spaces of a global crisis Environment and Planning A, 43, (6), pp. 1287-1304. (doi:10.1068/a43528).

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Abstract

In this paper I will explore London’s onshore finance industry and how it facilitates corporate tax avoidance programmes. In doing so, I will discuss how financial elites design transactions and corporate activities so as to minimise their exposure to taxation, and how these structures are shaped by the international geographies of taxation. I will investigate an area of London’s financial sector that has previously been neglected by geographers and social scientists. Finally, I turn to illustrate how tax minimisation strategies are implemented, through the example of residential mortgage-backed securitisation, and how tax-minimisation strategies made securitisation a practical tool for financiers. This provides new insights into how taxation elites facilitated the increased financialisation of Britain’s economy and the severity of its exposure to the credit crunch.

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Published date: 3 February 2011
Organisations: Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Local EPrints ID: 340862
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/340862
ISSN: 0308-518X
PURE UUID: 24ceb5a2-bdf3-4efe-9702-1403ec1c9c58

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Date deposited: 06 Jul 2012 08:22
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:41

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Author: Thomas Wainwright

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