Government talks tough on tax-dodging – while helping corporations cut bills

Mike Sivier's blog

How long does George Osborne expect us to believe his blather about cracking down on corporate tax avoidance when we have evidence all around us that he is helping multinational firms to get out of paying the tax they owe this country.

This is taking place at a time when the UK tax take should be maximised, in order to get borrowing down and help the country pay its bills.

And it is being organised by the Chancellor of the Exchequer – the government member whose principle job is to ensure that those bills can be paid.

All this doubletalk suggests he has a personal agenda that is different from what he’s been telling us, doesn’t it?

Vox Political has already dealt – at length – with the fact that the Coalition government has legislated to make it easier for UK-based multinationals to shift their income into ‘mailboxes’ in tax…

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