Date of release: Thursday, February 16, 2017

What Brexit means for tax: Public seminar at GreenwichThe future of UK tax policy in a post-Brexit world is the topic of a public seminar at the University of Greenwich on Tuesday 14 March.

Different stakeholders' views will be discussed during the event, which is hosted by the university's Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU), alongside Tax Justice Network.

"The seminar is aimed at anyone interested in the future of progressive taxation in the UK," says Jane Lethbridge, PSIRU Director.

"Many questions need answering. How can parliamentarians ensure that a tax haven strategy isn't adopted? Will the UK seek to use tax strategy as a form of industrial policy and, if so, how will the EU react? And how can we avoid a race to the bottom that would spell the end of the British social model as we know it?"

A roundtable discussion includes the Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge, Labour MP for Barking & Dagenham, and Richard Hay, Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP, a specialist in international tax law. It will be chaired by Juliette Garside, Business Reporter for The Guardian.

Trade unions, tax justice campaigners, students, NGOs and civil society organisations are especially welcome to attend.

The Brexit tax haven threat assessed takes place between 2pm to 5pm at Hamilton House 103, University of Greenwich, SE10 9LS. To attend this seminar, contact

For more information, contact Jane Lethbridge at

Part of the university's Business School, PSIRU researches the privatisation and restructuring of public services around the world, with special focus on water, energy, waste management, and healthcare.

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