Calls to close corporate tax holes in UK

Anti-austerity campaigners say many big corporations are failing to paying their fair share of tax in Britain.

    A week after the UK's coalition government announced another $15bn worth of cuts to public services, anti-austerity campaigners are focusing on big corporations that many people believe are not paying their fair share of taxes.

    Some estimates place multinational tax evasion in the UK at up to $40b annually.

    US-based firms such as Starbucks, McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken are among the latest companies to be cited as paying only a fraction of taxes on billions in annual profits.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    We visualised 1.2 million votes at the UN since 1946. What do you think are the biggest issues facing the world today?

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.