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UK financial regulator confirms oil, gas and mining companies must name government entities receiving their payments

Co-authored with Joe Williams of NRGI

In 2016 UK-incorporated and London Stock Exchange (LSE)-traded oil, gas and mining companies began to publicly disclose their payments to governments annually under the …


Added by Miles Litvinoff on May 7, 2019 at 10:22 — No Comments

New report from Publish What You Pay Australia and ActionAid Australia

Towards Transparency is a timely new report from PWYP Australia and ActionAid Australia on the proposed new payments-to-governments reporting law for Australian-listed and -incorporated oil, gas and mining companies. Australia has one of the largest global extractive presences of any country, with Australian Stock Exchange-listed extractive companies present in 106 countries, and more extractive companies operating on the African continent than any other home…


Added by Miles Litvinoff on November 21, 2018 at 12:15 — No Comments

New PWYP UK study explores UK EITI and mandatory payments data variances


Publish What You Pay UK has published Comparing UK EITI and Mandatory Payments to Governments Data for 2016, an assessment of payments to the United Kingdom government made in 2016 as reported by oil, gas and mining companies operating in the UK. PWYP UK’s 12-page report compares data released via the …


Added by Miles Litvinoff on September 26, 2018 at 15:09 — No Comments

Publish What You Pay UK welcomes renewed UK Government commitment to extractives transparency

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) UK has welcomed the conclusions of the UK Government’s Post-Implementation Review (PIR) of initial reporting by oil, gas and mining companies under the UK’s Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014, which implement EU Accounting Directive chapter 10.

The UK Government’s review report, published by the Department…


Added by Miles Litvinoff on July 5, 2018 at 9:33 — No Comments

UK-based extractive company reports on payments to governments / paiements aux gouvernements / informes de pago a los gobiernos

Publish What You Pay UK’s short practical multilingual guide to accessing 90 UK-based extractive companies’ payments to governments reports is available now in English, …


Added by Miles Litvinoff on June 26, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

Transparency champions and PWYP call on UK to maintain oil and mining disclosure momentum

Leading advocates of country-by-country payments to governments reporting by oil, gas and mining companies have joined Publish What You Pay (PWYP) UK in calling on the United Kingdom government to continue to lead the global push for greater transparency in the extractive industries as part of the fight against corruption and for citizen empowerment in resource-rich countries.

Open Society Foundations founder George Soros, …


Added by Miles Litvinoff on November 23, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

Time for London’s Alternative Investment Market to embrace extractives transparency

The London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) Alternative Investment Market (AIM) was launched in 1995 for smaller and growing international companies looking to raise capital for expansion. AIM describes itself as “the most successful growth market in the world”. The UK government has sung…


Added by Miles Litvinoff on September 11, 2017 at 17:47 — No Comments

Extractive companies publish worldwide payments under UK law

Mandatory reporting by oil, gas and mining companies under European Union country-by-country disclosure laws began in the UK and France in 2016. Key aspects of the reporting requirements – which have equivalents in Norway, Canada and the USA – are especially useful in preventing corruption: granularity (disaggregation by project and by recipient…


Added by Miles Litvinoff on January 3, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

The UK publishes its first EITI report

On 15 April the United Kingdom published its first Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) report, after being an EITI candidate country since 2014. The report provides, for the first time, and for calendar year 2014, a detailed public breakdown of taxes, licence fees and other payments made to the UK government by 71 named oil, gas, mining and quarrying…


Added by Miles Litvinoff on April 18, 2016 at 18:43 — No Comments

Why the UK EITI matters

Remarks at UK EITI One-Year-On event, UK Department  for Business, Innovation & Skills Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET, Tuesday 18 November 2014

 I’m grateful for this opportunity to be on this panel and to provide a UK civil society perspective on the…


Added by Miles Litvinoff on November 24, 2014 at 17:08 — No Comments

Civil society workshop discusses implementing the EITI in Europe

It was good to meet with colleagues from German civil society, and from Publiez Ce Que Vous Payez France and Publish What You Pay Norway, this week in Berlin to discuss implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Europe. Our workshop was organised and hosted by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and PowerShift to share experience and insights from our…


Added by Miles Litvinoff on November 6, 2014 at 12:13 — 1 Comment

UK government announcement on oil, gas and mining payments a key step in fight against corruption and global poverty

Publish What You Pay coalition welcomes UK leadership on

extractive industry transparency and accountability

 Welcoming the UK government announcement yesterday Thursday 21 August that it would require oil, gas and mining companies to publicly report their payments to governments in…


Added by Miles Litvinoff on August 22, 2014 at 11:26 — 1 Comment

The UK EITI – reasons to be cheerful

It was a surprise to some of us to learn in January this year that the UK government was considering committing to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), after holding off for so long. Six months later, with the joint UK and French announcement and the…


Added by Miles Litvinoff on July 12, 2013 at 12:07 — No Comments

G8 Summit communiqué reaffirms extractives transparency agenda

This week’s UK-chaired G8 Summit from Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, rounded off an extraordinary few weeks during which the UK and France committed to become EITI candidate countries, the European…


Added by Miles Litvinoff on June 21, 2013 at 10:59 — No Comments


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