"Google brazenly argued before this committee that its tax arrangements in the UK are defensible and lawful," said Margaret Hodge, chair of the committee, in The Independent. "[But they have] no purpose other than to enable the company to avoid UK corporations tax. Google's reputation has been damaged. ... That damage will not be repaired until the company arranges to pay its fair share of tax in the country where it earns the profits from the business it conducts."
She also said Mr. Cameron should use his leadership role in the Group of Eight industrialized countries to influence a crackdown on tax violators, The Independent reported.