City Views | Should Google pay more tax in Britain?

BOB BELL
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA

Definitely. The problem is they’re using transfer pricing to produce a tax bill rather than paying in the country where it’s due. An international settlement should be reached. Taxes should be payable where income is produced.

NICK LEES
PALMER LEGAL TECHNOLOGIES

Absolutely. They can’t hide behind Ireland if they’re generating money from this country from consumers like me, but that goes for lots of other large corporations. We’re in a state where we could do with more cash in coffers.

PAUL MORLAND
TECHNOLOGY ANALYST

No, I think they have a duty to shareholders to minimise the amount of taxes they pay, and thereby maximise their earnings per share. If the government thinks they should pay more tax, they should change the rules to ensure that it is the case.