crime
If You Need a Fake Passport Head to Jersey, Where it's Legal to Make One... For Now

Here's a weird pub quiz question for you -- where can you currently fake up a passport and not get in trouble? Answer: In Jersey, where, for some odd historical reason, the laws have never been updated to make the mocking up of passports illegal. Read More >>

business
Play's Shutting Up Shop and Turning Into Ebay

That Jersey tax loophole that the government shut last year was essentially the life-blood of many a cheap DVD shop. Now Play.com's bitten the dust, as it can no longer sustain direct sales to the UK. It'll be reborn from the ashes to be a market place, just like Ebay or Amazon Market Place. Read More >>

money
30-Year Quest Ends In £10 Million Gold and Silver Coin Treasure

Thirty years ago, a farmer found a few Iron Age silver coins while working on his land in Jersey. Now, after combing the soil with metal detectors for three decades, two treasure hunters have found a hoard of silver and gold coins, the biggest of its kind, valued at £10 million. Read More >>

money
Greedy Government Forces DVD Prices Up

For ages now, we’ve been able to get our DVDs, games and Blu-rays on-the-cheap from Jersey, thanks to a little tax loophole called LVCR. Of course the government has been clamouring like a fat kid after cup cakes for all that missed tax. Now it’s been given the go-ahead to crush LVCR, meaning discs are going to get pricier from next month. Read More >>

networks
Is Vodafone Using Yet Another Loophole For a Second Massive Tax Dodge?

According to the Private Eye, Vodafone’s dodging another £2 billion a year in tax with a complicated internal loan scheme. It was apparently cleared with the company’s other tax dodging plans in the controversial tax write-off by the HM Revenue and Customs 18 months ago. Read More >>

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