On 29th November - Positive Money Southampton invites people to watch “The Spiders Web, (Britain’s Second Empire)"

11 November 2017

The Spiders Web, (Britain’s Second Empire)

On 29th November - Positive Money Southampton invites people to watch “The Spiders Web, (Britain’s Second Empire)"
 
Britain with its dependent territories has become the world’s largest tax havens. The Spider’s Web reveals how in the world of international finance, corruption and secrecy have prevailed over regulation and transparency, and the UK is right at the heart of it.
 
Visit the film web site at: http://spiderswebfilm.com/

Scenario

At the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of offshore secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and hid it behind obscure financial structures in a web of offshore islands. Today, up to half of global offshore wealth may be hidden in British offshore jurisdictions and Britain and its offshore jurisdictions are the largest global players in the world of international finance. How did this come about, and what impact does it have on the world today? This is what the Spider’s Web sets out to investigate.
With contributions from leading experts, academics, former insiders and campaigners for social justice, the use of stylised b-roll and archive footage.
 
We will have Producer John Christensen and Director Michael Oswald present for a Q & A session chaired by Solent University’s Business Law and Communications Professor Nick Potts.
This will be held at the Southampton Solent University Spark Building in the Jane Austen Lecture Theatre on 29th November at 7:30 pm. The lecture theatre is wheelchair accessible form the upper and lower levels.  

Free admission and all are welcome

The Solent University Spark building is part of the Solent University East Park Terrace Campus Building SO14 1YN

Location

From the centre of Southampton’s Guildhall Square. Walk due east through the short Guildhall Place and directly across East Park. The Solent University and Spark is across the park. Spark is the left most building. There is street parking if you drive south past the Solent Campus across the traffic lights into Palmerston Road between the parks at turn left at the end of the buildings on the left into South Front. The car parks are on the town centre side of the parks and are listed on the Solent University East Park Terrace Campus and Venue Information web site: https://www.solent.ac.uk/about/find-us