Tuesday 14 March 2017
1pm - 5pm

As part of a series of seminars looking at the future of public services, the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) and Tax Justice Network (TJN) are organising a seminar entitled 'The Brexit tax haven threat assessed' to be held on Tuesday 14 March 2017.

The aim of this seminar is to discuss different stakeholders' views of what UK tax policy will look like or should look like post-Brexit. 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? How can we avoid a race to the bottom that would spell the end of the British social model as we know it?

The seminar is aimed at anyone interested in the future of progressive taxation in the UK. Trade unions, tax justice campaigners, students, NGOs and civil society organisations will be especially welcome.


13.00-14.00: Registration and lunch

14.00-14.30: Opening remarks - State-of-the-art on the tax landscape: national, regional and international Alex Cobham, Chief Executive, Tax Justice Network

14:30-16:00: Roundtable

Chair: Juliette Garside, Business Reporter, The Guardian

Panel: Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge, Labour MP for Barking & Dagenham

  • Richard Hay, Partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP, specialist in international tax law
  • Cathy Cross, PCS
  • Patrick Orr, EPSU

16:00-17:00: Discussion and ways forward


Tuesday 14 March 2017


University of Greenwich, Hamilton House, Room HH103, University of Greenwich, 15 Park Vista, SE10 9LZ.

Secure your place

To register please email businessevents@gre.ac.uk with your name and contact details.

If you would like more information about the seminar please contact Professor Jane Lethbridge j.lethbridge@gre.ac.uk