A unanimous Parliament yesterday agreed to significantly step up Denmark’s efforts to combat international tax evasion.

Among the new initiatives are the establishment of a new centre that will consolidate efforts against tax evasion, more transparency regarding tax consultancy and more resources dedicated to controlling tax havens.

“It’s damaging to the ordinary Dane’s sense of justice when they see the cheaters sneak money across borders in a bid to avoid paying taxes,” said the tax minister, Karsten Lauritzen.