Responsible Tax

Co-created and curated in partnership with KPMG

About the Project

 

The Responsible Tax project started with a simple purpose proposition – that tax is the entry fee we pay for a civilized society – and the project has since flourished into a growing global movement with an expert” community of over 1,700 voices from across the spectrum.

This community started with a discussion among only fourteen (KPMG) people in the UK and has flourished as a global peer-to-peer network of expertise, influence and change. The conversation continues to expand across borders and industries, bringing a multitude of voices to the table, which otherwise would not be in the same room together. Additional poignancy and urgency has been added by the COVID-19 crisis and a world trying to understand who pays and how for some of the extraordinary measures taken.

As a result of the conversations started in mid-2014, a new global consensus is emerging on Responsible Tax and, more broadly, on the purpose of tax itself. Engaged organizations include a number of major corporate players, alongside the OECD, United Nations, the IMF, World Bank, World Economic Forum and the B-Team, which in early 2018 released its own Responsible Tax principles. In the UK, the pilot market for the KPMG programme, there is now an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Responsible Tax as well as an independent Responsible Tax Lab.

In 2021, the global Responsible Tax project will continue to explore the post-COVID recovery, alongside challenges of transparency and the merging “green economy”.

 

For Further Information, please contact:

Robert Phillips, Founder, Jericho Chambers
Becky Holloway, Programme Director
Rebecca Perrin, Content Manager

Publications / Case Studies









Articles

All Jericho projects include an integral content programme: opinions and summary reports captured by Editorial Director Matthew Gwyther, via articles, podcasts and/ or film. You can access all of our publications via our website – and/ or enjoy recent, relevant articles and podcasts from members of the Jericho community below.

Tax and ESG – The View of Investors

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on 21st June 2022

The ESG agenda is top of mind for many companies and investors and tax reporting is one area that can serve...

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Tax and ESG – the view of ESG experts

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on 31st January 2022

The environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda is top of mind for many companies and tax reporting is one...

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Global Responsible Tax: December 2021 Newsletter

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on 21st December 2021

You don’t need me to tell you that this has been quite a year. The impacts of the pandemic...

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Tax can save the world

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on 3rd November 2021

Co-authored by Chris Morgan, Head of Global Responsible Tax Programme KPMG International & Matthew Gwyther, editorial content specialist Jericho...

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Tax, Transparency, & ESG Reporting

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on 20th August 2021

“What gets measured, gets managed” The salience of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) has risen in recent years,...

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Responsible Tax: The impact of carbon pricing and potential effects of a CBAM

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on 26th April 2021

The discussion about the need for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism to support climate change ambitions has been increasing...

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Responsible Tax: Considerations for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

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on 6th April 2021

“It should be possible to design a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) that is World Trade Organization (WTO) compatible,...

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Tax Policy Considerations in the Wake of COVID-19

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on 17th March 2021

“The importance of the Responsible Tax Project has been clearly illuminated by the COVID-19 pandemic. With countries around the...

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Global Responsible Tax in a Time of Long Economic COVID

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on 2nd March 2021

It Doesn’t Need To Be A Zero Sum Game: New Settlements Required We live in extraordinary times. A health...

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The Future of Tax

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on 1st March 2021

News & Views from the Global Responsible Tax Project Jericho Chambers has been convening and curating the Global Responsible...

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COVID-19 and Responsible Tax: Policy Considerations

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on 18th December 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Global Responsible Tax Community, led by KPMG International, has...

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Responsible Tax & The COVID-19 Recovery

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on 17th December 2020

Watch the Responsible Tax Webcast on Replay Here Here’s the summary of the recent Global Responsible Tax webcast, hosted...

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Responsible Tax and the Interdependence of Business and Society

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on 27th November 2020

“Businesses should publish the beliefs that underpin their tax strategy” In this article, published by Reading University, Loughlin Hickey...

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Responsible Tax: Finding the balance to build back better

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on 19th November 2020

Join our webcast on Monday 7 December 2020: The Future of Responsible Tax.

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Going green: Recovery through the lens of an asset manager

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on 23rd September 2020

What is the Responsible Tax response to the global COVID-19 crisis? Who pays for the extraordinary measures now being...

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Wealth taxes to fuel the COVID-19 recovery

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on 22nd September 2020

What is the Responsible Tax response to the global COVID-19 crisis? Who pays for the extraordinary measures now being...

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Responsible Tax: Raising tax revenues in pursuit of economic recovery

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on 27th August 2020

The fourth summary report from the Responsible Tax summer roundtable series looking at the potential tax policy responses as...

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Going green: Responsible Tax Roundtable

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on 14th August 2020

What is the Responsible Tax response to the global COVID-19 crisis? Who pays for the extraordinary measures now being...

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Stimulus Measures – EU focused Responsible Tax Roundtable

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on 11th August 2020

What is the Responsible Tax response to the global COVID-19 crisis? Who pays for the extraordinary measures now being...

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Africa/Asia/Pacific Responsible Tax Roundtable

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on 11th August 2020

What is the Responsible Tax response to the global COVID-19 crisis? Who pays for the extraordinary measures now being...

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COVID-19 and Global Responsible Tax – The New Reality

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on 4th June 2020

What is the Responsible Tax response to the global COVID-19 crisis? Who pays for the extraordinary measures now being...

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COVID-19 and Global Responsible Tax – The Recovery Phase

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on 22nd May 2020

What is the Responsible Tax response to the global COVID-19 crisis? Who pays for the extraordinary measures now being...

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COVID-19 and Global Responsible Tax – Reaction & Resilience

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on 22nd May 2020

What is the Responsible Tax response to the global COVID-19 crisis? Who pays for the extraordinary measures now being...

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Tax and Tech. – What’s Going On?

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on 12th December 2019

On 29 November 2019, a roundtable was held in London – hosted by KPMG International (KPMGI) and investment bank...

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Responsible Tax is Everyone’s Business

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on 13th September 2019

The Global Responsible Tax Project Newsletter – September 2019 Over the past few months, we have been continuing our...

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Talk Tax Not Trust

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on 16th May 2019

KPMG Global Head of Tax, Jane McCormick, and Robert Phillips, co-founder of Jericho Chambers and author of Trust Me,...

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Global Taxation – An inquiry into the future of corporate taxation in an era of digitization

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on 26th March 2019

In an era of globalisation and digitisation, do we need new “digital taxes” or wholesale reform of the Corporate...

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Corporation Tax and the Responsible Tax Debate

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on 30th November 2018

This article is written by Chris Morgan, Head of Tax Policy, KPMG following the launch of the the What...

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What To Tax? A New Publication from the Responsible Tax project

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on 25th October 2018

“We have an an analogue tax system in a digital age” What to Tax? is the latest in the...

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What to Tax in the Modern World?

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on 13th September 2018

Ahead of its launch, we are delighted to share the introduction to our newest publication ‘What to Tax?‘. This...

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Responsible Tax and the Digital Economy

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on 20th August 2018

“The issue is less about a need to change the tax rules for ‘digitalised business’ and more about a...

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A Strong Tax Base

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on 13th April 2018

LEARNINGS FROM THE RESPONSIBLE TAX PROJECT Chris Morgan and Jane McCormick, April 2018   An oft-raised question is whether current...

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Responsible Tax: From principles to movement

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on 19th February 2018

Encouraging signs for a #ResponsibleTax future 1 minute read  Since launching the UK pilot “Responsible Tax for the Common...

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Responsible Tax: Making 2018 a Year of Action

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on 1st February 2018

5 minute read Notes from the celebration of the Jericho Chambers E-Booklet, Responsible Tax and the Developing World, held...

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Tax and the Developing World: A Civil Society Perspective

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on 7th December 2017

Civil Society  There is a strong feeling of injustice when it comes to tax and nations of the developing...

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Balancing Width and Depth: The Difficulty of Widening the Tax Base

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on 7th December 2017

Policy The demand for state services is increasingly putting pressure on revenues. There is a difference between widening and...

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Resources for Needs and Rights

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on 7th December 2017

Human Rights  Individuals and families have to budget for their needs and wants according to their income. At the...

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Tax Transparency: A Route to Assurance, Trust and the Realisation of Rights

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on 7th December 2017

Transparency  ActionAid’s concern is with the corporate tax avoidance that a lack of transparency tacitly sanctions. Tax is seldom...

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BEPS and the Developing World

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on 7th December 2017

Development BEPS matters more to the developing world than anywhere else, impacting on revenues and corporate reputation. International tax...

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Responsible Tax Must Be Rooted in Facts

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on 7th December 2017

Facts While facts matter, morality also forms an integral part of this debate. 
Perceptions outstrip the likely reality of...

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Further Reading

A selection of interesting pieces from those involved in the project and beyond. Feel free to contribute.

Talk Tax, not Trust

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on 15th April 2019

Jane McCormick and Robert Phillips In this latest Opinion piece, KPMG Global Head of Tax, Jane McCormick, and Robert...

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Jericho Notices Tax Special – December 2017

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on 8th December 2017

Responsible Tax and the Developing World: Is Tax a Fundamental Human Right?  Taxes are the price we pay for...

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