Tobacco firms not paying fair share of UK corporation tax – report | Business – Business Article

Global tobacco companies should be paying more UK corporation tax, according to a report that claims they are not contributing their fair share despite making massive profits. Academics at the University of Bath found that the four largest cigarette companies pay hundreds of millions of pounds in tax overseas but consistently pay less than the headline rate of UK corporation tax. The companies, which disputed the report’s findings, include Gauloises-maker Imperial Brands and British American Tobacco (BAT), owner of Camel…

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Orkney rated Britain’s best place to live in terms of quality of life | UK news – Business Article

Orkney is the best place to live in the UK, with cheap houses, low crime, good schools and a population who are among the happiest and healthiest in the country, according to the annual Halifax quality of life survey. The survey found that all the top five best places to live in the UK were in Scotland or the north of England. Richmondshire in the north of the Yorkshire Dales came second, while the appropriately named Eden district in Cumbria…

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