Chancellor announces 77million fighting fund to crack down on companies that pay little or no taxGeorge Osborne claims move will raise another 2bn a year to cut deficit He told MPs he wants 'a tax system where the richest pay their fair share'Comes after multinational firms were accused of 'immoral' tax avoidanceMain rate of corporation tax to be cut by a further 1% to 21% for April 2014 | UPDATED: 18:11 GMT, 5 December 2012 The Chancellor pledged a crackdown on firms who get out of paying their fair share in corporation tax. George Osborne acted following growing fury over multinational companies like Google, Amazon and Starbucks who paid nothing or very little despite huge sales
Starbucks set to cave in and pay more tax after threats of boycott at its 'immoral' financial dealings The US-owned coffee chain have not paid corporation tax for 14 yearsIt recorded no taxable profits despite enjoying a 31 per cent market shareThe chain is facing a boycott, backed by the Treasury chief secretary | UPDATED: 07:34 GMT, 4 December 2012 Outcry: Starbucks is set to pay more tax in the UK after it was accused of acting 'immorally' after it emerged that it has paid no corporation tax in 14 of the past 15 years Starbucks is set to pay more tax in the UK following public outcry at its convoluted financial dealings. The US-owned coffee chain was accused by MPs of acting ‘immorally’ after it emerged that it has paid no corporation tax in this country for 14 of the past 15 years.
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: 32 billion reasons to nail the tax-dodgers | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 3 December 2012 At a time when hard-pressed families struggle desperately against soaring petrol, food and energy bills, the cynical avoidance by major corporations and the super-rich of an estimated 32billion in tax is nothing short of immoral.
Inside Britain's Armageddon houses: Meet the 'preppers' who are stockpiling food and weapons because they fear the world will end Britons are stockpiling arms, food, and even condoms Some have secret hideaways away from towns and cities for when the apocalypse strikesThey all appear in a documentary on people preparing for disaster Mayan calendar has predicted the apocalypse on December 21, 2012 | UPDATED: 17:44 GMT, 29 November 2012 The Mayan calendar predicts that the end of the world is less than a month away – but there are some Britons who are taking the doomsday prophecy more seriously than most.