Aggressive tax avoidance by global companies including Nike and Apple.A small portion of the Queen’s investments was found to have bought a holding in the lender BrightHouse, it was claimed.The rent to buy firm has previously been accused of ripping off customers with high interest rates, but maintains it does responsible business.Cash ended up in BrightHouse via a company called Dover Street VI Cayman Fund LP, in which the Duchy of Lancaster reportedly invested 7.5 million US dollars ( in 2005.The organisation bought an interest in a project involved in the takeover of BrightHouse and Threshers, which went bust.A further was invested in 2004 in the Bermuda based Jubilee Absolute Return Fund Ltd.A spokesman for the Duchy of Lancaster said: “We operate a number of investments and a few of these are with overseas funds.”All of our investments are fully audited and legitimate.”The Dover Street investment is said to form only 0.3% of the total value of the Duchy. The Duchy’s investment in BrightHouse, meanwhile, totals 0.0006% of the Duchy’s value.The Queen voluntarily pays tax on any income she receives from the Duchy.Offshore dealings have also been made by Trump’s cabinet members, advisers and donors.The papers uncovered substantial payments from a firm co owned by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s son in law to a shipping group in which billionaire US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross owns a stake, the Guardian reported.The papers revealed Ross’ links with Putin allies who are under US sanctions, stating that he has an interest in Navigator Holdings through a chain of offshore investments.Navigator is paid millions a year to transport oil and gas for the Russian energy firm Sibur. Two of the firm’s shareholders are under US sanctions, while another part owner is Putin’s son in law Kirill Shamalov.The Paradise Papers come just over a year after the ICIJ published 11.5 million documents, dubbed the Panama Papers, which revealed how some of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful people legally hide their money.The material has come from two offshore service providers and the company registries of 19 tax havens, it was reported..
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