Sefton councillors have combined to back moves for fairer and stricter taxation of multinational companies operating in Britain. A large majority of councillors also combined to encourage local consumers to take their custom to ‘the good guys’ who pay their proper share of tax without using accountants tricks to take their profits abroad to tax havens.

Councillor Ian Brodie Browne, moving the motion, pointed out the gross difference between local coffee shops and firms such as Starbucks. Councillor Sir Ron Watson spoke out against the motion which he felt would affect local jobs. Councillor Tony Dawson pointed out that no jobs would be lost at all if firms like Starbucks recognised the public move and modified their tax affairs to allow Britain a fair share of the profits derived from UK sales.

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