back to article Chin up, SMEs. You might get crumbs from Big Tech tax clampdown – UK MPs

Small businesses could be handed hundreds of millions in tax cuts out of the cash raised by forcing the likes of Google to cough up more to HMRC, MPs heard in a debate about digital tax yesterday. Tory MP Neil O'Brien, who brought the debate, said international tax treaties had been designed in an era of physical premises …

  1. Aladdin Sane Silver badge

    could be handed hundreds of millions in tax cuts

    But probably won't be.

    1. Geoff Campbell
      Facepalm

      Re: could be handed hundreds of millions in tax cuts

      s/probably/definitely/

      FTFY.

      GJC

      1. Aladdin Sane Silver badge

        Re: could be handed hundreds of millions in tax cuts

        You never know, it COULD happen. Same as Lord Lucan could appear at any moment.

        1. Geoff Campbell

          Re: could be handed hundreds of millions in tax cuts

          Lord Lucan, riding Shergar, pulling Santa Claus' sleigh at 15,000 feet, is the sort of level of probability we're looking at, I would suggest.

          GJC

  2. Peter2 Silver badge

    Hundreds of millions of pounds could also be put towards paying down the massive national debt, but will probably end up being raided for vote buying schemes instead.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Or keeping the DUP sweet... Which could be viewed as a vote buying scheme, I guess

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Good luck with that massive £50 million on a turnover of 5.7b

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43566751

    I see our tax system is still working as intended.

  4. John Crisp

    Ex EU

    They'll obviously add it to the £350 million for the NHS....

    I'll get my unicorn. I fancy a ride into the sunset :-)

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