Protect group UK Uncut says it’ll make Vodafone the target of a ‘national day of action’ on Saturday 14th June.
The campaigning organisation is repeating its claim that Vodafone hasn’t paid any corporation tax since 2011.
The National Audit Office has just published a report that looked at five large tax settlements agreed by HM Revenue & Customs in the UK. Although it expressed some concerns, the NAO concluded that all five settlements were reasonable and the overall outcome for the Exchequer was good.
Vodafone has issued a response, revealing that it was ‘case D’ in the report.
Protest group UK Uncut, which objects to government spending cuts on the grounds they’re unfair and unnecessary, says it’ll be targeting Vodafone shops as part of a ‘Christmas Special’ protest this Saturday.
It had asked people to vote for their preferred target, with thousands taking part online.
A number of blogs on the World of Difference programme - a charity-focussed initiative from The Vodafone Foundation - were taken over today by protesters from the UK Uncut action group. UK Uncut claims Vodafone has taken advantage of what it describes as "a £6 billion tax dodge".
The site has since been restored.
Campaign group UK Uncut, which says the government is letting rich individuals and corporations avoid tax while making massive cuts to public services, has been campaigning today. Its targets included Vodafone and the Arcadia group of retail businesses.