A U.K. parliamentary committee chairwoman said Google Inc. was “evil” because of the way it sought to minimize its U.K. tax bills.
U.K. ministers and their politically neutral officials both lobbied a parliamentary committee to shift the blame to each other for mistakes on a flagship welfare policy, according to the panel’s chairwoman.
British taxpayers could have earned a bigger return from the state’s sale of Royal Mail Plc had policy makers pushed the deal more aggressively, the National Audit Office said.
The U.K. government has frustrated attempts to examine taxpayer funding for the London Olympic Games, a cross-party panel of lawmakers said today.
The U.K. government is fighting an unwinnable battle against tax avoidance, lawmakers warned, as they called for greater transparency from companies and more resources to police compliance.
"The department argued that the early contracts were necessary to ensure continued investment, but its own quantified economic case shows no clear net benefit from awarding the contracts early."
- Margaret Hodge on Oct 02, 2014