We knew this, didn’t we?
It certainly seems the person who created this cartoon about Google’s tax affairs did:
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.
Join the Vox Political Facebook page.
If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!
Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:
Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.
Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:
The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here: