Major firms quizzed over tax

Starbucks, Google and Amazon are bring questioned by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee on the issue of tax avoidance. The multinational firms are accused of paying little or no tax on their UK earnings.

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Protest group: 'Cabinet out-of-touch with women'

The Government could easily bring in billions that could fund vital services by clamping down on tax-dodging, but are instead making cuts that are forcing women to choose between motherhood and work, and trapping them in abusive relationships.

– Sarah Greene, UK Uncut activist

Women have had enough of being attacked by a Cabinet of out-of-touch millionaire men. The Government's savage austerity plans are pushing the cause of women's equality back decades.

Welfare, healthcare, SureStart centres, childcare, rape and domestic abuse services are being cut and female unemployment is rocketing.

Benefits cuts are forcing women to choose between heating the house and feeding the family. No-one should have to make these choices.

– Sheena Shah, UK Uncut activist

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