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David Cameron confirms the BVI Is not a tax haven

- UK Prime Minister officially recognises that the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies operate ‘fair and open tax systems’
The [British] Virgin Islands (BVI) welcomes David Cameron’s statement to the House of Commons in which he commended the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies for the actions taken to ensure the highest standards of tax transparency and that it is no longer fair to refer to the BVI, and its peers, as ‘tax havens’. Photo. telegraph.co.uk
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands (BVI) welcomes David Cameron’s statement to the House of Commons in which he commended the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies for the actions taken to ensure the highest standards of tax transparency and that it is no longer fair to refer to the BVI, and its peers, as ‘tax havens’.

The Premier and Minister of Finance of the British Virgin Islands, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, said; “I thank The Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron, for setting the record straight and acknowledging that the BVI should no longer be labelled as a ‘tax haven’.

“For many years the BVI has implemented the highest international standards on transparency, accountability and information exchange on tax matters, as set out by international bodies such as the OECD.

“We strongly agree with Mr Cameron’s assessment that the focus should now shift to those countries that really are tax havens. We have long argued that to create a level playing field, all financial centres should be covered by global agreements on regulatory standards. The BVI considers it particularly important that in order to achieve fairness and overall success on these issues policies should be raised to the highest level of established international standards to ensure across-the-board compliance.

“I reiterate my Government’s support for the UK’s agenda on tax, trade and transparency and fully support all efforts aimed at establishing global standards. The BVI will continue to be a constructive partner in evolving and setting the highest standards of regulation. We are proud of our part in the global economy and we believe that good regulation is good for business. We are pleased this has now been recognised by the UK Government.”

5 Responses to “David Cameron confirms the BVI Is not a tax haven”

  • facts (12/09/2013, 11:48) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    hope the NDP aint looking spin and milage out of this as Mr. Cameron said this about all the OTs
  • Kerry (12/09/2013, 13:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    only now he realising they are not tax havens????struppsss
  • cup cake (12/09/2013, 16:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ha ha tell that to France
  • Yes (12/09/2013, 18:05) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    To the international world this statement means nothing.
  • Just wondering (12/09/2013, 20:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    where is Elise is she not supose to be on all these trips on the Finaical services thing?


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