'It's called capitalism': Google boss says he is 'proud' of the company's multi-million pound tax avoidance schemeThe search giant paid 6m in tax – despite making sales of 2.6bnCompany’s chairman Eric Schmidt said the company paid 'lots of taxes – in legally prescribed ways' By Peter Campbell and Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 01:02 GMT, 13 December 2012 | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 13 December 2012 The boss of Google last night said he was ‘very proud’ of the elaborate structure that helped the search giant slash more than 200million from its UK tax bill last year. Taxpayers were left to fund the shortfall after Google contributed just 6million to government coffers – despite making sales of 2.6billion. MPs on the influential Public Accounts Committee last month slammed the group’s methods as ‘immoral’.
Ministers order an inquiry into the care pathway payments that saw hospitals receive millions to implement controversial systemSeveral cases have been reported where patients have been put on Liverpool Care Pathway without their family's knowledge Care minister Norman Lamb called the number of cases 'unacceptable'Liverpool Care Pathway through to be a part in 130,000 deaths of hospital patients every year | UPDATED: 22:59 GMT, 26 November 2012 Inquiry: Care minister Normal Lamb said the number of cases was 'unacceptable' Ministers yesterday ordered an independent inquiry into why hospitals have been paid to hit targets for numbers of patients dying on the Liverpool Care Pathway. The new investigation will examine how hospitals have received tens of millions of pounds to implement the controversial system for care of the dying.