Demystification Committee

Offshore Winter Collection 2016

Offshore Winter Collection 2016 is a set of beach towels visualising financial misconduct among three corporations. The collection focuses on the funding behind the Brexit campaign Leave.EU, the tax-avoidance plans of Barclays bank and the colonial origins of HSBC bank.

Driven by a need for secrecy, these corporations have set up highly complex and efficient ventures across a number of tax havens, a type of jurisdiction which also often grants tax advantages to foreign businesses.

The diagram on each beach towel is constructed using information on the companies and subsidiaries making up Leave.EU, Barclays and HSBC — information obtained by the Demystification Committee and previously released through the Offshore A-Z.

The full stories and navigable photographs of the beach towels can be accessed here:


*This beach towel not only confronts but also comforts Nigel Farage, who in September 2016 celebrated his then last night as UKIP leader by skinny-dipping alongside UKIP financier Arron Fraser Andrew Banks.