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4 July 2024

Tips for Investigative Journalists after Fifty Years Experience

Veteran investigative journalist Martin Tomkinson talks to our director James Harkin about his long and successful career and shares the best tips for the investigative journalists of today, especially those looking into wealth, finance and companies.

4 July 2024

Companies House as a Tool for Investigative Journalism

This session will focus on how to find information on Companies House, how to use its search tools to find meaningful data and how to interpret the information you come across. Companies House isn't a tool meant to be used by journalists, therefore, when used that way, it's important to look out for the relevant bits while being aware of the potentially misleading or even false information.

4 July 2024

Understanding Company Accounts: Getting the Most out of Companies House

This session will focus on how to find information on Companies House, how to use its search tools to find meaningful data and how to interpret the information you come across. Companies House isn't a tool meant to be used by journalists, therefore, when used that way, it's important to look out for the relevant bits while being aware of the potentially misleading or even false information.

4 July 2024

Understanding Company Accounts 1-4

This mini-course taught by a journalist-friendly forensic accountant will show you how to understand company accounts and get beyond the corporate PR spin. The emphasis will be on teaching practical skills rather than a series of lectures.

29 June 2023

Investigating Covid Loan Fraud: How to Overcome Obstacles and Win an Award

British Journalism Awards winner in the Crime and Legal Affairs category, Stefania Spezzati speaks about her investigation into a massive taxpayer-funded fraud which the UK government tried to keep secret.

28 June 2023

Oil Trade Tracking. Hands-on.

Hands-on. This class will introduce participants to approaches to tracking and reporting on the opaque oil trade. The trainers will explain the value of commodity tracking through the presentation of some powerful stories that relied on the practice.

28 June 2023

Deny, Evade, Threaten: Dan Neidle on His Nadhim Zahawi Investigation

During his months-long investigation into the former Tory Chairman Nadhim Zahawi's tax affairs, which resulted in Zahawi's sacking, Dan Neidle was sent many threatening legal letters. They claimed repeatedly that Zahawi's taxes were in order and he was not under HMRC investigation - claims that we now know to be false.

29 June 2023

Understanding Company Accounts: Getting the Most out of Companies House

Any UK-based investigative journalist or aspiring journalist should have a working knowledge of Companies House. Companies House is the central registry for all UK registered limited or PLC companies and contains a wealth of useful information for those who know how to use the site.

29 June 2023

Understanding Company Accounts 1-4

This mini-course taught by a journalist-friendly forensic accountant will show you how to understand company accounts and get beyond the corporate PR spin. The emphasis will be on teaching practical skills rather than a series of lectures.

30 June 2022

Lifting the Veil on Financial Secrecy and Tax Havens

This session delves into the Tax Justice Network's work and tools that set out to tackle financial secrecy, tax abuse and illicit financial flows. It focuses on how to use the Financial Secrecy Index, with the most recent edition released in May 2022.