Published on January 5, 2015

LuxLeaks tax source should not be charged | Letters | The Guardian

Open government

By Tim Hughes

Tim is director of Involve. He took over leadership of the organisation in January 2017, having previously led Involve’s open government programme and the UK Open Government Network (OGN).

Public interest whistleblowing is a fundamental aspect of open government. Those who encounter misconduct, dishonest or illegal activity in organisations must be encouraged to call attention to it, and receive proper support and protection when they do. Just before Christmas, I joined more than 70 politicians, academics, union heads and charity leaders in signing a letter criticising Luxembourg’s decision to prosecute the accountant accused of sparking the LuxLeaks tax scandal. See the letter via the link below.

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