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Google 'perplexed' by tax row

Google boss Eric Schmidt said he was "perplexed" by the debate over the company's tax affairs. The internet giant's executive chairman said the firm paid everything it was legally required to in the UK.

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Labour: Business and society are 'mutually dependent'

Ed Miliband will today challenge Google on its tax affairs in Britain, using a speech at an event held by the corporation to say "Google shouldn't be going to extraordinary lengths to avoid paying its taxes."

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna told Daybreak:

"The problem is what we see [companies] do is artificially reduce their tax bill, and this is a serious issue because business and society, we're mutually dependent", he added, "if one factor in that relationship doesn't meet its obligations then the whole system can fall apart."

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