Google boss responds on taxes

The head of Google UK has hit back at political criticism over the firm’s tax affairs. Matt Brittin defended the tax the company pays in the UK yesterday, saying: “Google plays by the rules set by politicians.” Talking to Channel 4, he rejected Boris Johnson’s comments that Google pays “zero” tax. “Boris should get his facts right. We pay tax and he should look at the broader contribution we make,” Brittin said.