Anorak | Can we call Margaret Hodge a tax avoider now?

Can we call Margaret Hodge a tax avoider now?

by | 20th, November 2012

MARGARET Hodge is the Labour MP who currently chairs the Public Accounts Committee in the Commons. Yes, I know, dreary minutiae only a politics geek could enjoy.

Except, except….it’s Mrs. Hodge who last week was lambasting Google, Amazon and Starbucks for their tax avoidance. Even, at one point, going so far as to say that of course no one thought it was illegal but was it immoral?

Since then it’s become apparent that Mrs. Hodge has shares in a family business. A pretty big business it is too, £billions in turnover. And they seem to have been, erm, “interesting in the way they account for tax. In much the same ways as Google and Amazon etc. Absolutely legal of course, no one doubts that at all: but is it immoral.


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