Boots owner Alliance ‘uses havens to save £1.1bn in corporation tax’ – Home News – UK – The Independent

This is an important MUST READ article reported in the Independent.

Boots owner Alliance \’uses havens to save £1.1bn in corporation tax\’ – Home News – UK – The Independent.

Personally, I like the idea that the UK Government should only do business with UK companies that pay their full UK Corporation Tax. It’s a simple concept, so why don’t the UK Government action it?

Any thoughts?

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George Osborne Should Go As Chancellor, Say Nearly Half Of Britain’s Voters

 

English: George Osborne MP, pictured speaking ...

English: George Osborne MP, pictured speaking on the launch of the Conservative Party manifesto for the 2009 European Parliament elections, at Keele University. (805×1207 px, 283,711 bytes) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Huffington Post blog reports that research commissioned by the Sunday Mirror and the Independent on Sunday found 44% of adults wanted UK Chancellor George Osborne to be replaced, while just 20% believed he should remain in the job. Check it out!

via George Osborne Should Go As Chancellor, Say Nearly Half Of Britain’s Voters.

This blog supports the view that it would probably be better for George Osborne to go. Yesterday, we picked up Lord Lawson’s view. Regular criticism in the media includes:

  • He is not an economist
  • He is from a privileged background and consequently unable to relate to ordinary people
  • He has not had any real work or professional experience before becoming an MP
  • Plan A has failed, especially attempts to grow the economy
  • He is inflexible
  • Reform of the Public Sector has been watered down, and is largely impacting front line services
  • He is too close to Prime Minister David Cameron
  • He is a part-time Chancellor, giving a significant part of his time to Tory strategy

What do you think?

 

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