We knew this, didn’t we?

It certainly seems the person who created this cartoon about Google’s tax affairs did:

160129OsborneGoogleTaxNegotiation

It’s certainly worth making a fuss, but This Writer, at least, is surprised it is being treated as a shock.

Chancellor George Osborne has become embroiled in a cash row after receiving a share of £335,000 from his family firm – even though it hasn’t paid tax for seven years.

The wallpaper firm Osborne and Little Group Ltd has not paid any corporation tax since 2008 – according to an investigation by The Sunday Times.

Now the Chancellor, whose brother Adam was struck off the medical register this week for having an affair with a patient, is facing serious questions over the matter.

Mr Osbourne holds 6,833 shares in the family firm which makes hand printed wallpaper and was paid £1230 from the annual dividend while his parents were entitled to £270,000.

The company which employs 195 people at its London head quarters brought in £34m in revenues in 2015 – but made just £722,000 profit which was shared between directors.

Source: George Osborne embroiled in row after it’s revealed his family firm hasn’t paid tax for seven years – Mirror Online

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