Isn’t this wonderful, ATOS and G4S don’t pay corporation tax!

Two of the country’s biggest private contractors paid no corporation tax in Britain last year, despite carrying out billions of pounds of taxpayer funded work for the Government, an official audit has found.

A report by the National Audit Office, published today, disclosed for the first time how much Government work is now outsourced to the private sector.

It found that the four biggest suppliers – Atos, Capita, G4S and Serco – carried out £6.6billion-worth of work for the public sector and central Government last year.

Yet two of them – Atos and G4S which carried out £2billion-worth for work for the Government and public sector – paid no corporation tax at all in the UK in 2012.

Blimey, that’s bloody good. So, the government negotiators have got the prices tight enough that the contractors cannot make a profit then?

That’s a pretty good piece of negotiating, not something we’d normally expect from the Simple Shopper but well done there lads, well done!

That is what everyone is talking about, isn’t it?

5 comments on “Isn’t this wonderful, ATOS and G4S don’t pay corporation tax!

  1. I’d be interested to know who the gov’s negotiators were, and, if that was sub-contracted, whether they turned a profit

  2. Once again the media seem to think corporation tax is a tax on turnover.
    This country does not have a tax on turnover regardless of Hodge MP.

  3. also let’s remember that the police doesn’t pay any corporation tax either so the net impact on tax take of the outsourcing appears to be 0 in this case.

  4. And any government contract probably is priced low because of low risk, publicity value as Crown supplier etc. That contact covers the overhead of the company, Joe Public pays higher prices and contributes to profit.

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