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Richard Teather is Senior Lecturer in Tax Law at Bournemouth University, and is a leading European specialist in tax law & policy.
He also acts as a tax policy consultant, including advising the Jersey parliament on their recent tax reforms, is a Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute. and is an editor or member of the editorial board of various journals.
Prior to that he was an international tax adviser, first with Deloittes and then with a major City of London law firm, with clients including major multinationals and various government agencies.
His book, ¿The Benefits of Tax Competition¿, is published by the London-based Institute for Economic Affairs.
He has lectured across Europe and in America, has been published in three continents and cited in five, and makes regular media appearances.
His work has been the subject of a debate in the UK Parliament and quoted in government studies in the UK, EU and Australia, and hit the national press when the UK government tried to suppress its own civil servants¿ favourable comments on it...
As well as technical arguments for tax reform, he also regularly writes and speaks about the moral and social benefits of tax havens.more
- Teather, R., 2016. Tax and Theology. Journal of Markets & Morality, 9, 115-125.
- Teather, R. and Meadowcroft, J., 2005. The 2005 election and the Null MP: a new approach to electoral reform. Economic Affairs, 25, 63-65.
- Teather, R., 2005. Locking in high tax rates. Journal of the New Europe, 2, 33-47.
- Teather, R., 2004. The road to hell is paved with honest tax returns. Faith in Business Quarterly, 8, 3-5.
- Teather, R., 2004. Ways and means: the impact of political philosophy on the calculation of taxable profits in the UK. Australian Tax Forum, 19, 23-44.
- Teather, R., 2004. Reverse premiums and VAT - return to the beginning. British Tax Review, 1, 37-45.
- Teather, R., 2003. A conservative theory of parliamentary reform. Salisbury Review, 21, 21-22.
- Copp, S. and Teather, R., 2003. Academics willing and able to speak up (letter). Financial Times, 13 Feb.
- Teather, R., 2002. Financial value added. Journal of European Financial Services, 9, 13-24.
- Teather, R., 2002. Harmful tax competition. Institute of Economic Affairs, 22, 58-63.
- Teather, R., 2005. The benefits of tax competition. The Institute of Economic Affairs.
- Teather, R., 2013. Demonstrating Substance - applying case law in an offshore context. In: Foundation for International Taxation conference 2012 6-8 December 2012 Mumbai, India. New Delhi, India: Taxmann, 92-97.
- Teather, R., 2006. The Politics of EU Tax Harmonisation. In: Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Colloquium on International Tax Competition 1-3 December 2005 Potsdam, Germany. Berlin, Germany: Friedrich Naumann Stiftung.
- Teather, R., 2013. VAT and the Turks & Caicos Islands – an independent appraisal. Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands: Turks & Caicos Islands Business Council. Available from: http://www.tcibc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/The-Teather-report-Feb-2013.pdf.
- Teather, R., 2012. Transfer Pricing and Child Mortality. Jersey Finance.
- Teather, R., 2010. The Cayman Islands - A Balanced Budget. Cayman Islands: Cayman Finance. Available from: http://www.caymanfinances.com/pdf/TeatherCIBalancedBudget.pdf.
- Teather, R., 2007. A Flat Tax for the UK – a practical reality. London: Adam Smith Institute. Available from: http://www.adamsmith.org/images/stories/flattaxuk.pdf.
- Teather, R., 2006. The Politics of EU Tax Harmonisation. Berlin: Friedrich-Naumann Foundation. Available from: http://www.fnst-freiheit.org/uploads/1044/25-OC.pdf.
- Copp, S., Hardwick, P., Teather, R. and Yang, J.Z., 2004. Governance and Regulation of New Economy Companies: The Role of Human Capital. London: Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
- Institute for Economic Affairs, Editorial Advisory Board (2005-)
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Tax havens, tax avoidance and morality
- Balancing legality and fairness in the operation of a good tax system - a panel discussion at PwC's Global Tax Leaders Meeting
- Participant in a panel discussion and session chair at the businesslife Jersey conference
- Commonwealth Secretariat / International Finance Centres Forum conference, IFCs - the economic perspective, 01 Oct 2011, Marlborough House, London
- Chartered Institute of Tax - London VAT conference, Creating a VAT system - experiences of Jersey and Turks & Caicos Islands, 19 May 2015, London
- BA (Hons) in Law (Oxford University, 1993)
- 500 most influential people worldwide in international finance (Finance Centres International FCI500)
- Adam Smith Institute, Fellow,
- Cyril Wood Housing Trust (Hon. Chairman), Trustee,
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ACA), Member,
- Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers (Freeman), Member,
External Media and Press
- A Question of Substance, Cayman Islands Financial Review, 19 Aug 2015. http://www.compasscayman.com/cfr/2015/08/19/A-question-of-substance/