Tax justice

Working for tax justice has been a major part of Molly’s work as an MEP. Through her membership of the Economics and Monetary Affairs committee, special committee on tax – which investigated tax avoidance in the wake of the LuxLeaks scandal – and the committee of inquiry into the Panama Papers, she has challenged corporations and wealthy elites over their dodgy tax practices. She has worked to create fairer tax rules such as an EU register of beneficial owners of companies, a tax havens blacklist and a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB).

Molly shares the concerns of many that the UK may drastically lower tax rates for large corporations once the UK has left the EU and turn itself into a tax haven.  She has been holding the British government to account on tax avoidance, and has advocated a fair and transparent tax system post-Brexit.

She has also worked on legislation to close corporate tax loopholes, run a successfully campaign to remove VAT from sanitary products and successfully lobbied the EU Commission for a VAT exemption for small businesses

News

Brexit pushing a race to the bottom on taxing the wealthy, new report finds - 3 April 2019

Green MEP accuses UK of pressuring EU to delist its Overseas Territories from tax blacklist - 7 March 2019

European Commission rule Luxembourg did not give selective tax treatment to McDonald's but criticise company's unfair tax practices - 19 September 2018

Green MEP calls for end to ‘stranglehold’ of Big Four accountancy firms - 10 July 2018

European Parliament votes to block ‘tax-haven Britain’ - 14 March 2018

Articles

Britain's post-Brexit future should be tax haven-free - 26 September 2016

A Tax Package to Keep Us One Step Ahead of Google - 29 January 2016

A year on, Europe's tax affairs are still a mystery - 8 November 2015

If I became chancellor, I’d swap that red box for a green one - 19 May 2015

Joy of Tax - 11 January 2015

Reports

Letters

Correspondence with UK government on EU VAT rules - 2 May 2015

Letter to Commission on VAT exemption for small businesses - 30 April 2015

Letter to Commission on tax law - 8 April 2015

Letter to Commission re: excise duty exemption for small scale producers of cider - 13 March 2015

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