To: The UK Government

Fair public sector procurement

Fair public sector procurement

Ensure all products and services provided to the public sector come from corporations that have paid their fair share of tax.

Why is this important?

British businesses are being placed into administration because the public sector is choosing suppliers that are able to offer lower prices in part because they achieve an unfair competitive edge by avoiding taxes.

The government should ensure that all suppliers pay a consistent share of tax. Failure to do so will only either drive British businesses into failure or force them to employ the same tax avoidance measures merely to compete.

Example:
A British company DataCentred was placed into administration because HMRC procured similar services from Amazon, a company that pays far less tax both in the UK and globally than any UK tax-rate. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/24/datacentred_went_under_due_to_hmrc_move_to_amazon/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/11/uk_gov_cloud_favourite_amazon_comes_under_fire_for_tax_bill/

Updates

2017-10-27 21:26:10 +0100

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