While big businesses like Philip Green’s Arcadia Group or Vodafone are able to avoid paying their full share of tax on profits made in the UK
For as a tax expert Richard of course knows that Arcadia pays their full share of taxes on profits made in the UK. This is Corporation Tax and there is no suggestion at all that there has been any shenanigans at all about the corporation Tax paid by the company.
Taxes on dividends are, as we all know, a matter of personal taxation for the recipient of them, not a matter to do with the company paying out those dividends.
And as to Vodafone, there has been no suggestion from anyone at all that the company is avoiding, evading, dodging or even comtemplating doing so, taxes on profits made in the UK. It\’s all to do with profits being made in Germany of course.
That he doesn\’t correct this numpty might tell us something about whether Ritchie is indeed a tax expert or simply someone willing to say whatever in the name of advancing a political agenda.