The DWP has sparked outrage by appointing an Amazon boss to a non-executive director’s role at the DWP. The appointment of Doug Gurr, the head of the tax avoiding multinational’s Chinese operation, to the DWP is likely to be officially announced next week.{jcomments on}

Amazon paid just £11.9m in tax in 2014, despite UK sales of £5.3bn.

Margaret Hodge, MP, told the Guardian:

“If people are not putting their proper share into the pot, how can government ever justify giving them prestigious positions?”

“They are killing off British business and jobs, partly because they’re not paying sufficient tax and so are able to undercut their rivals.”

You can read the full story in the Guardian.


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