Thursday, September 23News For London

Tag: Google

Boris Johnson defends Google

Business, Tech
Google is due to pay £130m extra in a decade’s worth of back taxes to the UK. The Mayor of London, however, defended Google in his column for the Daily Telegraph on Monday. Johnson claimed that it is the manager’s job to pay as little tax as possible within the law. He wrote: “It is absurd to blame the company for ‘not paying their taxes’. You might as well blame a shark for eating seals. It is the nature of the beast; and not only is it the nature of the beast – it is the law it is the fiduciary duty of their finance directors to minimize tax exposure.” The Mayor of London further explained that the companies have legal obligations to their shareholders, not to public opinion or to politicians. Boris Johnson is a known advocate of the tech sector. He recently launched a cam

Star Wars: how businesses in the UK benefit from the premiere?

Business, ReportingWeek2
A number of businesses in London, including a shoe manufacturer, have been gearing up for the premiere of The Force Awaken, the latest addition in the Star Wars franchise. The shoes with Yoda and Darth Vader were on display at Schuh, the footwear retailer located in central London, since September. However, UK customers, as Jordan, the salesman at Schuh, told Westminster World are buying them “rarely, despite they are so cool”. Their number is limited, the offer is almost unique, because only two other shops in London sell these shoes, but the price is £209. Jamie Swan, the manager at Irregular Choice, the designer's shop selling these models, said that different people, both young and old, female and male, have actually been buying them, especially close to the premiere. “So