Tax boss Couch in high-profile London event

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THE island’s assessor of income tax is joining a top line-up of speakers at a major London conference next week.

The International Financial Centres Forum (IFC Forum) is holding a high-level policy conference entitled ‘International Financial Centres. Playing A Part in the Global Recovery’ on Thursday, November 8 in central London.

The aim of the conference is to examine the role of financial intermediation and international financial centres in the global economic recovery.

Tax boss Malcolm Couch has been announced as an official contributor to the important gathering.

Key speakers also include; John Redwood MP, chairman of the Conservative Economic Affairs Committee and economic commentator; Mark Field MP and Julie Nutter, Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the US Embassy in London.

Other contributors include: Achim Pross, head of the International Co-operation and Tax Administration Division, OECD; Patrick Jenkins, banking editor, Financial Times and Kamal Ahmed, business editor, the Sunday Telegraph.

This timely conference will look at issues such as: The EU agenda for growth, de-demonising financial services: the quest for balanced debate, UK perspectives on financial services and where the debate on OECD and information exchange is going.

The IFC Forum is a grouping established in 2009 to assist policymakers engaged in the G20 agenda, including on reforms to the regulation of international financial services.

Members of the group include the major professional firms in the British offshore financial centres.

The Forum aims to ensure that the public debate and the decision-making processes regarding financial intermediation and cross-border business are based on rational economic fundamentals and authoritative research, particularly as this process affects small international financial centres.

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