In February 2015 the BBC revealed that HSBC had helped over 100,000 of its customers evade tax. The following BBC article provides a useful backdrop to the story, which is well covered in this Panorama documentary below:
Discover More HSBC bank 'helped clients dodge millions in tax'
After reading the article and watching the documentary, students could attempt to apply their knowledge of Marxism to this case. Students may find it helpful to find out what happened to some of the key players in HSBC after this story broke in their analyses.
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