Category: Cadbury

Cadbury’s American owners under fire after making £1.7bn in sales last year – but paying no corporation tax

Cadbury’s American owners were under fire last night after it emerged they paid no UK corporation tax last year – despite generating over £1.7billion in sales. Parent company Mondelez UK made profits of £177million in 2015, which under the standard tax rate would be billed at £36million. However accounts filed...

Company which owns Queen’s jeweller Mappin & Webb ‘has paid no corporation tax for five years despite £66million profits’

The company that owns the Queen‘s jeweller Mappin & Webb has paid no corporation tax for five years – despite profits of £66million. The allegations made against Mappin & Webb owners Aurum Holdings came as the conduct of firms holding royal warrants was scrutinised amid revelations about their tax arrangements....

EU adopts new transparency rules

The EU Council has adopted a new transparency directive aimed at preventing corporate tax avoidance The directive, which was proposed by the European Commission (EC), is aimed at improving transparency on tax rulings given by member states to companies about how their taxes are calculated. Under the new directive, member...

Tax Horror Defying Modi Causes AIG to Shun Cover for India Deals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to offer much more than just his best intentions to clean up India’s whimsical tax regime to help convince insurers. Companies from Allianz SE to American International Group Inc. are avoiding offering tax-liability coverage in India’s cross-border mergers and acquisitions market because of a relatively...

Cadbury gets a bitter bill

Mondelez India is accused of misusing a tax holiday scheme in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh Company, the local arm of Cadbury’s, claims that it is functioning since 2009. The issue is one of interpretation, and it will be inappropriate on our part to discuss the details externally at...

Nokia’s Largest Plant to Shut Down in India

BANGALORE, India — One of the world’s biggest cellular phone manufacturing plants, located in the southern India city of Chennai, will stop production of mobile phones and down shutters after Nov. 1. Microsoft, its lone customer, has terminated a subcontract agreement. “Microsoft has informed Nokia that it will be terminating...

It’s Very Difficult To See How George Osborne’s Google Tax Could Possibly Be Legal

George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer over here in the UK, has just announced at the Conservative party conference that he’ll be changing the tax laws to make sure that Google GOOGL +0.16% and other tech multinationals (Facebook, Microsoft MSFT -0.17%, possibly Apple AAPL +0.64%, among them) end up...