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....On the other hand, voters seem to want more police to fight crime, more money for the emergency services after their heroics this summer, extra investment in the NHS and no cuts in funding for schools. If Hammond is to find money for higher public spending without increasing borrowing, he will either have to ditch government plans to reduce personal and corporate taxes or find new sources of revenue. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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While Hammond looks for a magic money tree, Labour has found one | Larry Elliott image
....On the other hand, voters seem to want more police to fight crime, more money for the emergency services after their heroics this summer, extra investment in the NHS and no cuts in funding for schools. If Hammond is to find money for higher public spending without increasing borrowing, he will either have to ditch government plans to reduce personal and corporate taxes or find new sources of revenue. ...
The Guardian view on the economy: invest for growth | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:08:11 PM
.... Theresa May promises more spending from Whitehall on infrastructure, but her policies continue to rely on the private sector to boost the economy. This strategy might have some foundation, except that the decline in corporate taxes from 28% in 2010 to 19% this year produced virtually no increase in investment or productivity. ...
EU targets lawyers and accountants in tax-avoidance clampdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:24:16 PM
....The draft proposal would have to be approved by EU members and is not expected to come into force until January 2019 – weeks before the UK quits the bloc. “The trust of our citizens has been seriously shaken by the revelations and there is a lot of indignation levelled at the corporate tax system, which is seen as unfair and insufficient,” Juncker told MEPs. ...
Paradise in the Med image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:54:43 PM
.... He said the island had nothing to hide. Its corporate tax system was sanctioned by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and is in line with the EU's freedom of establishment. ...
Dow Jones falls more than 370 points as Trump controversy rattles markets image
....The slump came after the White House was forced to deny reports on Tuesday that Trump had allegedly made a personal appeal to the now fired FBI director, James Comey, to drop the bureau’s investigation into the former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Despite the denial, the latest political drama weighed on markets, stoking concerns over how the potential fallout may affect the Trump administration’s ability to pass corporate tax cuts and other business-friendly reforms. ...
Nasdaq surge expected to continue after strong Alphabet and Amazon results image
.... But after-the-bell figures from the industry’s giants looked set to take it even higher when trading resumes on Friday. With shares already buoyant on the hopes of huge corporate tax cuts by the Trump administration, the impressive earnings helped Wall Street brush aside any concerns about a possible US government shutdown amid continued congressional wrangling. ...
Trump under fire over 'huge tax cut for the rich' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:35:17 PM
....Critics immediately called it “basically a huge tax cut for the rich”. The plan would cut the US’s individual income tax brackets from seven to three (10%, 25% and 35%) and slash US corporate tax rates from 35% to 15%. ...
Voodoo Reaganomics won't save Trump on the Hill | Larry Elliot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:33:00 PM
....”. In the end, Trump will only get his corporate tax cut implemented with the agreement of Congress. ...
Trump seeks tax windfall for business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:20:53 PM
Will London survive as a financial centre after Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 07:08:45 AM
....So delegation after delegation of ministers, mayors and assorted financial centre lobbyists have been filling London’s best hotels and providing a welcome boost to the high-end restaurant trade. Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Dublin and others have been making glossy presentations about their cities’ competitive advantages over London: lower property costs, lower corporate tax rates, Michelin-starred restaurants, and Porsche dealerships – all the essential services that make up a vibrant financial centre. ...
Stock markets surge to new highs ahead of Trump's tax reform plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:35:25 PM
....Meanwhile the MSCI World Index, which measures performance across 23 developed country equity markets, hit a record high for the second day running. Joshua Mahony, a market analyst at IG, said: “US markets are leading the way higher, as the excitement over Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts takes the mantle from the French elections . ...
French elections: Wall Street joins European relief rally image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 09:16:09 PM
....At one point, the euro rose to its highest level against the dollar since mid-November, before giving up some ground. Octavio Marenzi, chief executive of the financial research consultancy Opimas in Paris, said: "Macron will be reassuring to markets, with his pledge to lower corporate taxes and to lighten the administrative burden on firms. ...
Labour plans clampdown on 'sweetheart deals' to close £36bn tax gap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 11:01:09 PM
.... “Labour will pour the disinfectant of sunlight on large company accounts, helping close down the loopholes and the scams that the tax dodgers rely on. “The Tories are running a rigged economy for the super-rich and giant corporate tax dodgers. ...
Starbucks says Brexit vote hit UK profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 01:33:41 PM
....4m in the year to 2 October. Starbucks' corporate tax bill also fell from £8. ...
Starbucks blames UK profits plunge on Brexit and slowing growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:32:31 PM
.... Sales at stores open more than one year were down by 1% over the period. Starbucks became the poster child for corporate tax avoidance in 2012 after details of its meagre tax contribution emerged. ...
Trump tax cut plan will be as big a flop as failed healthcare reforms | Nouriel Roubini image
.... Their attempt to replace an imperfect but popular law with a pseudo-reform that would deprive more than 24 million Americans of basic healthcare was bound to fail – or sink Republican members of Congress in the 2018 midterm elections if it had passed. Now Trump and congressional Republicans are pursuing tax reform, starting with corporate taxes and then moving on to personal income taxes, as if this will be any easier. ...
'People aren't spending': stores close doors in 'oversaturated' US retail market image
....”. This week, Credit Suisse downgraded the retail sector, saying the outlook had become bleaker than it had anticipated in large part because of events in Washington and through discussion of “whether we think the risks of the border adjustment provision in the House corporate tax reform proposal are fully reflected in apparel and retailing stocks”. ...
Apple 'paid no tax' in New Zealand for at least a decade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:09:46 AM
....". Some tax experts have called the arrangement unusual given that Australia's corporate tax rate of 30% is higher than New Zealand's. ...
Wall Street suffers worst day this year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:28:57 PM
....Analysts attributed the share selling to reduced confidence that Mr Trump's pro-growth policies, including financial deregulation and tax cuts, would occur any time soon. Investors saw the Trump administration's struggles to push through his healthcare legislation overhaul as a sign he may face setbacks delivering the proposed corporate tax cuts. ...
A ‘jobs miracle’ that leaves millions worse off | Observer editorial image
.... The prime minister has made positive noises about tackling exploitation. But they run at odds to hints from her chancellor that a post-Brexit Britain may go for a Singapore-style economy, with even lower corporate tax rates and a scaled-back welfare state that would create even greater insecurity for low-paid workers. ...
Trump faces formidable institutional obstacles – so what can he do? | Barry Eichengreen image
.... It is increasingly clear that the name will change (“Trumpcare”, anyone?), and it can be expected that the Republican plan will cover fewer people; but much of the substance will remain the same. Because corporate taxes are less significant in terms of overall federal revenue, rate cutting doesn’t pose a comparable threat to the budget balance. ...
Trump's border tax could damage the US a lot more than a wall | Kenneth Rogoff image
.... Although it might surprise people who are used to thinking of imports and exports as a pure “us vs them” phenomenon, in fact roughly half of all trade is intra-firm – transactions between foreign and US divisions of the same company. And because US corporate taxes are among the world’s highest, firms will go to great lengths to assign as much value as they can to foreign subsidiaries, and as little as possible to US companies. ...
Caterpillar raided over alleged tax evasion scheme image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 01:07:46 AM
.... Two other sites in Illinois were also raided under the federal warrant. The raids come as the Trump administration plans to overhaul corporate taxes to keep jobs and profits within the country. ...
Wall Street stocks rise after Trump's corporate tax cut promises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:42:20 PM
. President Donald Trump has helped drive up stock markets on Wall Street and in London to new highs, after he promised corporate tax cuts and a spending splurge on infrastructure projects to boost the economy. ...
The Bank of England fears it may not spot the next crisis. Here’s where to look image
....Trump is running his White House much like he controlled the two teams on The Apprentice. The radical team and the sober-suited team are sent away to determine how to overhaul corporate taxes one week, impose tariffs on Mexico the next and in the third week resolve how to increase infrastructure investment. ...
Blair is right on Brexit: parliament must have a democratic debate | Anatole Kaletsky image
.... Because the leave campaign successfully combined a multitude of different grievances, May now claims the referendum as an open-ended mandate. Instead of arguing for controversial Conservative policies – including corporate tax cuts, deregulation, unpopular infrastructure projects and social security reforms – on their merits, May now portrays such policies as necessary conditions for a “successful Brexit”. ...
Instead of draining the swamp, Trump has become Wall Street’s best buddy | Will Hutton image
.... His economic programme is no more than Reaganomics on speed run by a group of opportunists and self-interested chancers. In the short run, there will be a Trump upswing triggered by the prospect of careless deregulation, unaffordable cuts in corporate tax and lots of infrastructure spending. ...
It's time corporate tax dodgers started losing lucrative council contracts | Paul Monaghan image
.... Poll after poll suggests the public agrees. December’s results (pdf) from the Institute of Business Ethics’ annual survey about public perception of business behaviour saw corporate tax avoidance remain the top public concern in 2016, with 43% of the survey’s 2,000 respondents putting it as their issue of most concern. ...
EU will lose out from bad Brexit deal on City, says leaked report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:48:26 AM
....The commission has recently proposed a single set of rules for the calculation of companies’ taxable profits in the EU. The common consolidated corporate tax base would ensure that profits are shared between the EU member states in which a company is active. ...
The Guardian view on industrial strategy: hot air but no liftoff | Editorial image
....But most worrying is the evidence that Theresa May is unwilling to confront the faction of her party that is most hostile to state activism, which happens to also be the faction pushing for the severest rupture from the European Union. It does not bode well, for example, that Mrs May is prepared to threaten that Britain will seek to undercut European neighbours with corporate tax cuts and minimal regulation as part of its Brexit negotiation strategy. ...
The Trump effect has rallied US markets – but it's based on illusion | Robert Shiller image
.... Tax cuts are clearly on his agenda, and the stimulus could lead to higher asset prices. Lower corporate taxes are naturally supposed to lead to higher share prices, while cuts in personal income tax might lead to higher home prices (though possibly offset by other changes in the tax system). ...
Rolls-Royce: questions remain despite £671m bribery settlement | Nils Pratley image
....First, the effective oligopoly in the US market means cigarette prices can continue to be increased gently. Second, there’s a chance Donald Trump will cut corporate taxes, which would do wonders for Reynolds’ bottom-line earnings. ...
Sterling skids to three-month low on hard Brexit concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 04:58:07 AM
....With May expected to trigger article 50 by the end of March, which will start formal EU separation proceedings, the battle lines are already being drawn. British finance minister Philip Hammond also gave a thinly veiled warning in a German newspaper interview at the weekend that the UK could use corporate tax as a form of leverage in Brexit negotiations. ...
Hammond threatens EU with aggressive tax changes after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 08:57:08 AM
. The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has suggested Britain could transform its economic model into that of a corporate tax haven if the EU fails to provide it with an agreement on market access after Brexit. ...
EU negotiator wants 'special' deal over access to City post-Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 07:15:54 PM
....Werner Langen, a German centre-right MEP who is leading the investigation into the Panama Papers, wants to ensure the UK accepts international rules to clamp down on tax avoidance. Some EU politicians are worried the UK will embark on “a race to the bottom”, by slashing corporate taxes, to compensate for Brexit. ...
Snapchat sets up international office in London image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 10:14:48 AM
....However, the European Commission has been cracking down on some of the tech companies' tax deals. In addition, the OECD has has been pushing for G20 measures on corporate tax avoidance. ...
Ireland may not get Apple's €13bn back taxes in full, EU says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 11:56:26 AM
....Unveiling its formal legal submission on Monday, the finance department described how low taxes are the point of its sales pitch to foreign investors, arguing it was perfectly legal to levy far less tax on profits than imposed by competitors. Under EU rules, governments have powers to set their own corporate tax rates, but are forbidden from giving an unfair competitive advantage to firms on their territory. ...
Airbnb UK tax history questioned as income passes through Ireland image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 07:01:13 AM
....Airbnb generates the bulk of its income from commissions worth up to 15. 5% of rents but these are accounted for by its company in Ireland, where it benefits from a favourable corporate tax regime. ...
Apple fights back with appeal against EU Irish tax ruling image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 03:26:21 AM
....Apple issued a lengthy statement, pointing it out that it was the largest taxpayer in the world, in the US and in Ireland. It said if the EU ruling went against it, the company would pay 40% of all the corporate taxes collected in Ireland. ...
Ireland to fight EU order to collect €13bn in back taxes from Apple image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 01:39:35 AM
....The scope of the order could have been even greater because EU time limits meant the judgment could include potential tax infringements dating only from 2003, not all the way back to Apple’s original 1991 tax deal with Ireland. But Irish specialists in corporate tax estimate that the EU’s order, if enforced, actually would total €19bn because of compounding interest from delayed payment. ...
Leak reveals Rex Tillerson was director of Bahamas-based US-Russian oil firm image
.... This is 10,700km (6,650 miles) away from the subsidiary’s official business home in Nassau, the semi-tropical capital of the Bahamas. The Bahamas is notorious for secrecy and has a corporate tax rate of zero. ...
Bermuda is world's worst corporate tax haven, says Oxfam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 12:01:40 AM
. Bermuda is the world’s worst corporate tax haven, according to a list by Oxfam, which includes three other UK territories among those it names and shames. ...
Wall Street sets fresh record highs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 09:12:14 PM
....Wall Street stocks hitting fresh record highs after being bolstered by data showing US labour market strength. A month-long rally since the presidential election of Donald Trump rolled on over optimism about domestic economic stimulus and reduced corporate taxes and regulations. ...
McDonald's to move non-US tax base to UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 02:38:31 PM
.... . Companies were also "deciding it's no longer worth the hassle and the risk" of using low-tax arrangements due to work by the OECD on "base erosion and profit shifting" - or corporate tax avoidance, according to Ms Self. ...
Australian GDP: economy shrinks by 0.5% in September quarter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 02:00:59 AM
....”. James Pearson, the chief executive of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, also called for corporate tax cuts. ...
Dow Jones hits fresh record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 10:26:43 PM
....Financial shares have climbed by over 15% since the election. President-elect Donald Trump's plans to reduce corporate tax and regulations are expected to benefit the sector. ...
Finance sector 'paid £71.4bn in tax' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 11:36:15 AM
....Nearly a quarter of turnover "went straight to the public coffers". The report, by accountancy giant PwC, said the record total was due in part to corporate tax reforms, which delivered an extra £8. ...
Mnuchin promises to boost US growth as Treasury boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 02:21:46 PM
....Donald Trump's new Treasury secretary promised "the most significant middle income tax cut since [Ronald] Reagan". The Wall Street veteran said in a CNBC interview that the new administration also planned to cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%. ...
Steven Mnuchin nominated for US treasury secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 10:49:30 AM
....Mnuchin, a multimillionaire who was dubbed a “foreclosure king” for buying up distressed mortgages and evicting thousands of homeowners during the financial crisis, immediately announced he would oversee “the largest tax change since Reagan” and said his “No 1 priority is tax reform”. As well as cutting personal taxes, Mnuchin said the US corporate tax rate would be reduced from 35% to 15%. ...
The Trump effect has rallied the US markets – but what next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 03:04:14 PM
.... Markets are now all but certain that the Fed will pursue an interest-rate hike next month. The most likely explanation for the turnaround lies in Trump’s post-election remarks, which have focused largely on his economic agenda’s pro-growth features, such as deregulation, corporate tax reform and infrastructure spending. ...
Theresa May bids to reassure business on Brexit 'cliff-edge' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 04:24:39 AM
.... The review will be chaired by Sir Damon Buffini, the former head of private equity group Permira. Mrs May also said the government would review the support given to innovative firms through the tax system "because my aim is not simply for the UK to have the lowest corporate tax rate in the G20, but also one that is profoundly pro-innovation. ...
Strong-arm Apple and tax China bigly: a guide to Trump's possible tech policies image
....Apple is dealing with a complex problem in Ireland, where the European Commission is seeking “recovery of illegal state aid” for alleged unpaid taxes of up to €13bn, plus interest. It is standard for global businesses to exploit loopholes that allow them to register profits in countries with lower corporate tax rates, though that means the profits (and taxes that go with them) don’t come back to the US. ...
Obama meets Merkel in Berlin to discuss TTIP and Russia in wake of Trump win image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:38:55 PM
....On Thursday morning, the French prime minister, Manuel Valls, warned that Europe was in danger of breaking apart unless Germany and France developed a new basis on which to show their strength. At an event in Berlin organised by newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, Vallssaid France must continue to make reforms, including lowering corporate tax, but the country needed Germany to make efforts regarding investment. ...
Bond bubble could burst with explosive impact image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 08:06:30 PM
.... The US economy is at virtual full employment and the federal budget deficit is already rising. Indeed, the US Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimated in September that Trump’s plans for massive personal and corporate tax cuts plus more defence spending would push the US national debt to 105% of GDP by 2026, against 77% currently and 86% assumed for 2026 under current laws. ...
Ctrl+Z: Silicon Valley leaders U-turn on Donald Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 10:00:16 AM
....Trump’s transition website states that “regulatory reform is cornerstone [sic] of the Trump administration” and promises a moratorium on new regulations, a review of old ones, and the cancellation of many executive orders. He has also promised to lower the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%. ...
US Election 2016: Asia markets bounce back after Trump win image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 12:36:08 AM
.... . He added that while Mr Trump had set out several broad economic policies, including corporate tax breaks and the renegotiating or scrapping of trade deals, there was no certainty these would go ahead. ...
Stock markets defy predictions of slump after Trump victory image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 06:17:44 PM
....Kerim Derhalli, chief executive of investment group invstr , said: “The reality is that Trump’s victory could actually turn out to be a better option for the global economy than a Clinton win would have been. “He has promised to cut corporate taxes, give US companies a tax holiday to repatriate the billions they have been stashing overseas and to invest in infrastructure. ...
Business winners and losers from a Donald Trump presidency image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 04:25:51 PM
.... At the moment, they would pay 39% tax but Trump has proposed a one-off charge of 10% for repatriated cash. Trump’s plans to reduce individual and corporate tax bills could help lift the economy and boost consumer spending. ...
Treasury tries to thwart EU plans for tax haven blacklist image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 07:07:19 PM
....Brussels officials think that a zero or near-zero rate of corporation tax in a non-EU country should be a red flag for “unfair taxation”. But EU member states are split on whether zero corporate tax rates should count in the criteria for determining whether a country is a “non-cooperative jurisdiction”, according to draft conclusions seen by the Guardian. ...
A slice of the pie image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 03:34:13 PM
.... . And while Ireland has much to recommend it - a well-educated, English-speaking, European workforce - it also has a very low corporate tax rate of 12. ...
Amazon and Starbucks pay less tax than sausage stall, says Austria image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 09:55:20 PM
...."That goes for Starbucks, Amazon and other companies," he said. He added that EU countries with low corporate taxes were undermining the structure of the union itself. ...
'Here is the truth' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 01:43:35 PM
....005%. However, the question is whether Tim Cook is including different forms of taxation rather than just Irish corporate tax. ...
Apple chief Tim Cook says tax ruling 'maddening' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 07:25:53 AM
....". Mr Cook disputed the Commission's finding that Apple had effectively paid a corporate tax rate of just 0. ...
Europe's 'unfair' Apple tax ruling sparks US anger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 06:27:57 PM
....Rory Cellan-Jones: EU takes on Apple, Ireland and the US. Earlier the European Commission said Ireland had enabled Apple to pay substantially less than other businesses, in effect paying a corporate tax rate of no more than 1%. ...
Apple should repay Ireland 13bn euros, European Commission rules image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 10:36:08 AM
....After a three-year investigation, it has concluded that the US firm's Irish tax benefits are illegal. The Commission said Ireland enabled the company to pay substantially less than other businesses, in effect paying a corporate tax rate of no more than 1%. ...
Firms giving advice on aggressive tax avoidance could face large fines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of August 2016 11:01:16 PM
....Plans set out in a consultation document released on Wednesday will suggest that tax advisers whose schemes are defeated in the courts might pay a fine of up to 100% of the money lost to the taxpayer. It follows prime minister Theresa May’s pledge last month to clamp down on corporate tax avoidance – widely seen as part of an appeal to working-class Britons struggling with their finances. ...
LuxLeaks scandal: Luxembourg tax whistleblowers convicted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of June 2016 03:41:06 PM
.... They gained international interest in 2014 with a huge dump of all 30,000 pages into the public domain. The leak was the biggest expose of corporate tax deals until last month's publication of the Panama Papers, which revealed links between a number of international leaders and offshore shell companies that can be used to hide or launder wealth. ...
Debt-fuelled growth could trigger financial crash, governments told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of June 2016 05:22:28 PM
....He argued that while growth across developing and developed world economies had failed to recapture its previous rapid pace, it still remained robust and offered governments scope to tackle long-term issues. An overhaul of corporate taxes and subsidies was needed “to remove the bias towards debt accumulation, for example by eliminating the tax advantage of debt over equity,” he added. ...
Hermes fund manager drafts plan to end City short-term investments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 03:45:14 PM
....He cited the tobacco industry’s attraction as a safe investment, because in bad economic times addicted consumers still buy cigarettes. Other instances of harmful behaviour included aggressive corporate tax avoidance that drains government funds, and poor pay and conditions that demoralise employees and leave them with little to spend, he said. ...

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