The Spider’s Web – how Britain helps the wealthy avoid tax globally in The Meteor

‘The Spiders Web: Britain’s Second Empire’ documents Britain’s central role in creating and orchestrating a web of offshore tax havens that help the rich and powerful across the world, avoid their obligations to society, to build up ever greater piles of wealth in companies incorporated in British Crown Dependencies such as Jersey, or Overseas Territories such as the British Virgin Isles.

The film is being screened on Wednesday 27 June, 7pm, at Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JG – and entry is free and open to all. The screening has been organised by the Manchester & Salford Branch of the National Union of Journalists as one of the events marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of the TUC.