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Public outrage at the Cup Trust charity scandal doesn't mean there's been a crime

Here are the perfect conditions for a storm of outrage – international finance, eye-watering sums of money, insincere stated objectives, and a supposedly inept public body thrown in for good measure.

The ongoing Cup Trust enquiries are a classic case of over-complex UK tax and regulatory laws falling short of their public policy objectives (or at least public expectations of them), leading to deeply unpleasant institutional recriminations.

To read the article in full go to Spear's blog

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