In Britain Scottish party leaders release their tax return documents as Tory leaders fail to release theirs.
Meanwihile John Key feels “comfortable” not releasing his.
Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish party leaders publish tax return documents as pressure mounts on George Osborne
Angus Robertson, the SNP’s leader in Westminster, has written to the Prime Minister to demand all cabinet ministers release statements on their financial affairs. He said the Chancellor was hypocritical in attacking tax avoidance but failing to release his own tax returns.
He added: “David Cameron has serious questions to answer and must provide full disclosure of his cabinet: how many government ministers have benefited from tax havens?”
“We have yet to hear from George Osborne, or others.”
11 April, 2016
Prime Minister John Key said an independent review of the legislation around foreign trusts is likely to go ahead.
Key told Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking Breakfast he would ask Cabinet today for an independent expert to review New Zealand's rules around foreign trusts.
"We will go and get an internationally recognised expert to go away and have a look at the disclosure rules in New Zealand and make sure we're ticking all the boxes.
"We have nothing to hide so at the end of the day New Zealand should have the best international practice in this area."
Green Party co-leader James Shaw said National were in damage limitation mode.
"He hasn't admitted that there is a problem, he said that they are hiring an international expert to tell us if there is a problem. I think we are past that stage.
"Last week we had the unedifying spectacle of the Prime Minister denying that New Zealand was being used as a tax haven, whereas everyone from Inland Revenue, Transparency International and a whole group of international experts were saying that there was [a problem]."
Shaw said he hoped meaningful changes might come from any expert's review, however the Green Party wanted an open inquiry into the issue.
Labour leader Andrew Little said a full, independent inquiry was needed. New Zealand's reputation was being "sullied around the world" because of the revelations, Little said.
"One tax expert isn't going to solve this, especially one appointed by a Prime Minister who doesn't think hiding their finances behind tax free funds is morally wrong.
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