NEWS & MEDIA

Is bet365 generating hundreds of millions of pounds in revenue from unregulated markets and processing these funds through low-tax jurisdictions?

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The coronavirus outbreak will not be easy for anyone – but there is no doubt that some industries and businesses are set to do well from the widespread social changes that the crisis demands.

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Pope Francis holds tax dodgers partially responsible for the struggle Italian health services are now going through in trying to deal with covid

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A debate was held in the House of Commons on the Government Response to the Sir Amyas Morse Review of the Loan Charge. Where this leaves the government is unclear.

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TAXWATCH INVESTIGATIONS

Swedish goats, Japanese hedgehogs and Batman

£324m of taxpayer money has been spent subsidising “culturally British” games, including Batman, Sonic, and Goat Simulator. To receive this relief, developers have to pass the BFI’s test – which we show is almost impossible to fail.

Netflix

No Tax and Chill: Netflix’s Offshore Millions

Our research reveals that the online video company Netflix streamed up to $430m of profit from their international operations into tax havens in 2018, while paying no corporation tax in the UK.

Corporate Tax and Tech companies in the UK

Our first report – looking at 5 of the world’s largest tech companies operating in the UK – Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Cisco Systems.

These companies have a reputation for aggressively avoiding tax. Measured in billions of dollars these titans of the US make massive profits but pay relatively little tax in the UK.

We have estimated the UK revenues and profits of these companies and calculated the tax they might have been expected to pay, if those profits were reported in the UK.

WHAT WE DO

TaxWatch UK is an investigative think tank which aims to broaden public participation in the debate on tax. We monitor and report on the tax payments of large companies working in the UK, and research tax strategies used by companies and wealthy individuals. Our aim is to provide the unbiased and independent information necessary to allow the public to hold the government and major tax payers to account. We also analyse and put forward policy proposals for improving the tax system with the goal of creating a fairer tax system for all.

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