The British settlement could lead to Google  agreeing to pay more tax in other European countries where it is under scrutiny. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Google has reached a settlement with the UK to pay £130 million in back taxes and higher taxes in future. The deal could see Google paying more in ot(...)

Ireland will have to act wisely, observing which way the wind is blowing, measuring its response, and all the while seeking to preserve the benefits of its vital foreign direct investment sector

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing in relation to the taxation of multinationals. Whether it’s Margaret Hodge in Westmi(...)

Jobseekers queue to enter an employment centre in Athens. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

In August last year French authorities began an investigation into possible negligence by Christine Lagarde, now head of the International Monetary Fu(...)

Stuart Gulliver, Group Chief Executive of HSBC, leaves the Houses of Parliament.

HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver said he was the right person to run Europe’s biggest bank and fix problems of the past after British lawmakers be(...)

Shire is Irish in name only, having relocated its corporate domicile here in 2008. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Ireland’s largest drug company has come out fighting following allegations that, with its tax adviser PricewaterhouseCoopers, it has engaged in tax av(...)

Shire  “trying to do the right thing” by running the pharmaceuticals company as efficiently as possible, says chief executive Flemming Ornskov

Shire’s chief executive has defended the company’s tax arrangements after being identified as one of the beneficiaries of alleged “industrial scale” (...)

Shire acting chief financial officer Jeff Poulton said the company had obtained advice that the break fee should not be taxable in Ireland. Photograph: The Irish Times

Drug giant Shire is facing a potential tax bill of up to €480 million as Irish Revenue officials examine the fallout from a collapsed takeover of the (...)

Former HSBC group chairman Stephen Green. The man at the centre of the SwissLeaks tax scandal in Britain is a soft-spoken Church of England clergyman who turned HSBC into Europe’s biggest bank, and was once seen as a model of ethics in finance.

A former director of public prosecutions in Britain has said that criminal cases should have been brought over any allegations of tax evasion against (...)

Lin Homer: said her department had dealt with the most serious cases. Photograph: AFP PHOTO/ PRU

The UK tax authority denied it failed to take adequate action against British clients of HSBC who hid money in Swiss accounts. Lin Homer, chief execut(...)

Lord Stephen Green: Conservatives were condemned by Labour for not investigating the former HSBC chief executive before appointing him as a trade minister. Photograph: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

The British tax authorities settled cases against 1,000 people who had used Switzerland-based HSBC accounts to avoid taxes rather than prosecute them(...)