Originally posted on Notts Save Our Services 30 Nov 2010.
Notts Save Our Services will be calling on corporations to pay their tax on Saturday 4 December. We meet at 1pm outside Vodafone on Clumber Street and will visit a few other tax avoiders after that. http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/actions/4
This is our second demo in Nottingham about corporate tax. For info and videos of the first and other tax related articles, see: http://nottssos.org.uk/tag/tax
PRESS RELEASE: [Notts SOS Tax Avoidance Day of Action Press Release] [PDF format]
Download flyer: Tax avoiders protest nottingham 4th dec 2010
Background: VODAPHONE – Taxman let Vodafone off £6bn bill. Private Eye investigation: Vodafone – don’t pay as you go and Vodafone-a-friend at HMRC . ARCADIA GROUP including TOPSHOP, DOROTHY PERKINS & MISS SELFRIDGE: Philip Green to be target of corporate tax avoidance protest and Topshop chief Sir Philip Green to conduct review of coalition spending cuts.
Text of flyer:
Avoiding tax is big business. British corporations avoid up to £25 billion a year in tax, with major offenders including Vodafone (owes £6 billion); Boots (paid £0 in tax last year); and Top Shop, where boss Philip Green has signed ownership of his company over to his wife in the tax haven of Monte Carlo. He now pays no tax in Britain .
Tax-avoiding corporations cost the government billions each year, money that could be used to invest in services and protect jobs. Instead, HMRC are writing off tax bills for the richest in our society, whilst sending bills to pensioners, workers and others who they claim owe thousands due to their miscalculations.
Notts Save Our Services will be joining a national day of action against tax-avoiding corporations, starting from Vodafone in Clumber Street and visiting other tax-avoiders along the way.
Tell the corporations: it’s time to pay tax!
Join us on Saturday 4 December at 1pm outside
Vodafone. Bring your banners, placards, whistles. Tweet the demo: #ukuncut