British Virgin Islands

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British Virgin Islands at a crossroads as outgoing governor decries corruption
With a judicial inquiry looming and the EU looking to blacklist the territory, the BVI is debating where its future lies

Rupert Neate

25, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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MEPs vote to add Channel and British Virgin Islands to tax haven blacklist
UK overseas territories such as Cayman Islands also may lose protection once afforded by UK’s EU membership

Richard Partington

22, Jan, 2021 @4:31 PM

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British Virgin Islands' governor launches inquiry into alleged corruption
Gus Jaspert’s extraordinary step comes amid claims of a climate of fear in the UK overseas territory

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

18, Jan, 2021 @5:36 PM

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British Virgin Islands commits to public register of beneficial owners
Announcement follows years of tax evasion scandals involving BVI shell companies

David Pegg

01, Oct, 2020 @12:29 PM

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UK must crack down on dirty money after Russia report, says Labour
Party warns minister not to shrug off damning intelligence and security committee report

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

30, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Branson to mortgage Caribbean island as he seeks Virgin bailout
Fresh appeal comes after UK government rejects initial proposals for £500m aid package

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

20, Apr, 2020 @5:31 PM

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Richard Branson facing backlash over plea for UK bailout of Virgin
Campaigners and politicians point to tycoon’s wealth, while aviation industry backs him

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

12, Apr, 2020 @5:05 PM

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Luxury $550m Sydney waterfront project under a cloud after Huang Xiangmo hit with tax bill
No builder has been appointed for One Circular Quay and calls to developer’s office go unanswered

Ben Butler and Naaman Zhou

27, Sep, 2019 @4:48 AM

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UK and territories are 'greatest enabler' of tax avoidance, study says
UK’s ‘tax haven network’ ranked among top 10 in corporate tax haven index

Staff and agencies

28, May, 2019 @6:20 PM

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Danske Bank chief resigns over €200bn money-laundering scandal
Thomas Borgen admits most of £180bn that passed through Estonian branch was fraudulent

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

19, Sep, 2018 @11:05 PM

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British overseas territories in talks to keep tax haven secrecy
UK plan to impose public registers of share ownership sparked protests and calls for constitutional separation

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

13, Jun, 2018 @7:36 AM

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MPs prepared to force Channel Islands and Isle of Man to reveal firms' owners
Backbenchers behind tax haven vote want crown dependencies to also adopt measures

Dan Sabbagh

02, May, 2018 @7:10 PM

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