Mon, 10/06/2013 - 09:24
Public Accounts Committee chairman Margaret Hodge has warned that politicians should “be careful about the messages they send out”, after Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, praised Amazon for its planned new office in the capital.
Amazon announced new premises in Holborn Viaduct, 210,00 square foot in size, across 12...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 08:50
A husband-and-wife bookselling team have described handing a petition into Downing Street calling for Amazon to pay more UK corporation tax as a “proud moment” in their lives.
Francis and Keith Smith [pictured], from Warwick...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:17
Public Accounts Committee chairman Margaret Hodge has called on the government to “listen and take action” on a petition signed by more than 110,000 people to protest...
Mon, 04/03/2013 - 09:14
Booksellers Frances and Keith Smith are preparing to hand a petition on Amazon’s tax avoidance into 10 Downing Street, after gaining close to 100,000 signatories and support from MP Margaret Hodge, chair of the Public Accounts Committee.
The Smiths are just 4,500 signatures off their 100,000 target on a Change.org petition...
Mon, 03/12/2012 - 08:35
Multinational corporations such as Amazon, Google and Starbucks have been "exploiting" the current UK tax legislation to avoid paying an "appropriate" amount of tax in the country, with HM Revenue and Customs urged to be "more aggressive and assertive" in confronting corporate tax avoidance.
Fri, 16/11/2012 - 08:51
Tim Godfray, chief executive of the Booksellers Association, has backed the stance taken by House of Commons Public Accounts Committee chair Margaret Hodge, who earlier this week accused Amazon of putting UK booksellers out of business by using tax...
Tue, 13/11/2012 - 09:30
Amazon was yesterday (12th November) accused by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee of putting UK booksellers out of business by using corporation tax avoidance strategies which made it impossible for them to compete.
Meanwhile Amazon’s director of public policy Andrew Cecil (pictured) was told that some of his...
Wed, 31/03/2010 - 14:47
The Booksellers Association has said the commercial book business risks being "undermined" by the free loaning of e-books by libraries in a letter sent to culture minister Margaret Hodge....
Mon, 22/03/2010 - 15:49
The newly-published Library Modernisation Review has attracted criticism from shadow culture minister Ed Vaizey as well as from library campaigner Tim Coates, despite being welcomed by the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
The review, published today by culture minister Margaret Hodge, calls for a...
Mon, 22/03/2010 - 13:37
Culture minister Margaret Hodge today (22nd March) published her Library Modernisation Review.
The review recommends a "national core offer" for the public for all local authorities, including membership from birth, as well as a "local offer" to include commitments on book stock and events programmes.