Tax fugitives face EU extradition law

tax       2002-11-15 
Tax dodgers who leave Britain to avoid the demands of the Inland Revenue will be brought back to stand trial under the new extradition bill published yesterday.
The legislation, which incorporates the European arrest warrant into British law, will close a loophole which has led some European countries, including Italy, France, Luxembourg and Greece, to becoming havens for British financial fraudsters.
The warrant's introduction is designed to cut the average time it takes to extradite between Britain and the rest of Europe from an average of 18 months to just three.