“The entire course sensitised me to the issue of tax and how it plays a role in organised crime and illegal financial deals. I would have solely focused on the illegal gold smuggling and probably would have ignored the tax issue along the lines of “well, that’s not such a serious crime” when I made my documentary. The reason why the Finance Uncovered course was really invaluable is that it encourages you to look further than just the people who are mining the gold and the smugglers.”

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.