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Facebook pays, er, nope, gets £11m credit from UK taxman HMRC...

Kevin Johnston

Nothing new here

Back when I was a callow apprentice in the 70's/80's the company I worked for would routinely move departments around the building with refurbishment and almost continuous rebuilding works because they could charge that against profits. The impact on the teams who continually had to pack/unpack all their records and spend weeks getting back into normal working mode was just another cost of working.

The only real difference now is scale where some country offers incentives to build data centres or call centres. They then write the costs down over a few years and then sell them off to build a new one in some other country which makes a good enough tax-break offer.

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