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CADBURY'S NON-PAYMENT OF TAX ON UK PROFITS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 832: tabled on 08 December 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with great concern that Mondelez, the company which owns chocolate company Cadbury, paid no UK corporation tax on its 2014 profits of £96.5 million; condemns Mondelez's decision to avoid paying taxes in the UK by offsetting its tax liability against interest payments due on a bond on the Channel Islands stock exchange; believes that this blatant avoidance of UK taxes by a company which is operating and making a profit in the UK is utterly wrong, and should not be permitted; further notes that although the company makes various claims about Cadbury's economic benefit to the UK, this in no way exempts it from paying taxes due on profits made in the UK; observes that Cadbury benefits from UK infrastructure, including the education, health and transport services which are used by its employees; further observes that these essential services are paid by the UK taxpayer, and companies which fail to pay their fair share of UK corporation tax are essentially robbing the taxpayer; calls on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to implement as soon as possible a system in which multinational companies are taxed on their consolidated global profits, based on the proportion of sales which are made in the UK; condemns this irresponsible corporate tax evasion by Mondelez and urges it to pay its fair share; and supports and encourages UK consumers who choose to boycott Cadbury until it pays its UK taxes in full.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2016
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2016
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2015
Coventry South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2015
Newport West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 15 December 2015
North Down
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2016
Manchester, Gorton
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2015
Dundee West
Matheson, Christian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2015
City of Chester
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2015
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2015
East Renfrewshire
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 December 2015
Belfast East
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Liverpool, Walton
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 December 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2015
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2015
Glasgow Central
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2015
Walsall North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.