8 Truly Insane Facts About The UK’s Offshore Economy

A document leak has revealed the vast wealth sequestered in offshore accounts. Here are the most absurd and troubling revelations.

Leaked emails and other documents amounting to 200 gigabytes of data have exposed the extent of the global offshore economy, with U.K. companies leading the charge. The information has been revealed following an investigation by ICIJ, a Washington-based journalists’ group.

Arthur Cockfield, a law professor at Queen’s University in Canada, told CBC: “I’ve never seen anything like this. This secret world has finally been revealed.”

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Luke Lewis is BuzzFeed's Head of European Growth and is based in London.
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