“In my previous works, I’ve investigated smuggling by tobacco giants, royalty fraud in the extractive industry and ethanol import scams. Never for once did I imagine that these subjects were tax related. But looking back at the long routes I travelled in each of the investigations, I can see how my work would have been a lot better and my life easier if I had tracked the illicit processes thinking “tax”. Indeed it was a revelation and beautiful exercise in night vision.”

Posted by George Turner

George is an investigative journalist and the Director of Tax Watch UK. He is a former Finance Uncovered reporter and one of our key trainers. Before entering the world of journalism he worked for a senior politician in the UK, and wrote a paper on how the murky world of offshore finance in the UK water industry was giving customers a raw deal. He has written articles on tax avoidance, corruption and the broken housing market. His articles have appeared on the front pages of newspapers in Germany, the UK and South Africa.