Gerry Adams’s arrest a bid to influence elections says Martin McGuinness

Gerry Adams’s arrest a bid to influence elections says Martin McGuinness Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister attacks Police Service of Northern Ireland, saying it contains ‘a dark side’.
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Levy free: How billions of pounds have been siphoned off to tax havens

Royalties and interest on debts, set against profits, are allowing companies to bypass the UK taxmanMost of the cash that bypasses the UK tax authorities en route to a tax haven leaves the country via a royalty payment or as interest payments on a debt.It is legal for Google to charge a royalty to all […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Apple’s multi-billion dollar, low-tax profit hub: Knocknaheeny, Ireland

Apple’s Irish operation has a multi-billion dollar profit – and a tiny tax bill. How does it do it?Eileen Stokes and her family live a basic life, one of 16 Irish Traveller families settled on an established halting site at the edge of Knocknaheeny, a run-down northern suburb of Cork.A brazier smolders outside their mobile […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Google boss calls for a ‘rational and predictable international tax system’

Eric Schmidt rejects Ed Miliband’s criticisms of tax affairs, saying firm fears being ‘double or quadruple taxed’ under any changesThe Google chairman, Eric Schmidt, has told political leaders to sort out a rational and predictable international tax system, as he faced a wave of criticism over the firm’s failure to pay more tax.Ed Miliband attempted […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Bank of Ireland reverses mortgage rate increase for 1,200 borrowers

Following a review, some of the 13,500 customers told to expect a rise in the cost of their loans have had a reprieveBank of Ireland has written to 1,200 borrowers threatened with an increase in their mortgage rate to advise them they will not face the change after all, following a review of customer complaints.In […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Marks & Spencer under fire over online tax arrangements

Exclusive: Retailer accused of scheme in which goods shipped to Europe from UK are invoiced to Irish subsidiary at lower rateMarks & Spencer has become the latest in a string of UK companies to face criticism from tax campaigners over the way it structures its online sales to Europe – with one describing its sales […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!