From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
A new report published by European and US unions showed that McDonald’s, being investigated by the European Commission, moved its international tax base from Luxembourg to the UK a day after the Brexit referendum.
It has had the effect of drastically limiting the amount of information the corporate giant has to publish about its financial dealings.
Bakers’ union general secretary Ian Hodson, who represents McDonald’s workers currently fighting for union recognition and decent pay, told the Star: “If McDonald’s properly paid its taxes, we’d be able to properly fund our public services.
“Maybe council services would have been properly funded. Maybe Sure Start centres wouldn’t be shutting down.
“Maybe, just maybe, all the people who lost their lives during the recent NHS crisis might not have lost their lives.
“If we don’t do something about the corporations and their tax avoidance scams, then we will all end up paying.”
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