MSP in tax loophole call

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LOTHIANS Labour MSP Neil Findlay is calling on the Scottish Government to back a Christian Aid campaign against corporate tax avoidance in the wake of revelations that coffee chain Starbucks has paid no UK corporation tax since 2009 despite making big profits.

In a motion tabled in the Scottish Parliament, he said Starbucks was the latest in a long list of well-known 
companies, including Vodafone, Amazon, Facebook and Google, which exploited tax loopholes to avoid their financial responsibilities.

And he argued that tax avoidance directly affected 
government revenues and, therefore, the funding of public services.