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War on Want's report on McDonald's tax affairs

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1091: tabled on 17 March 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is disturbed by the findings of the Secrets and Fries report published on 17 March 2022 by War on Want, which exposes a circular, paper transaction by McDonald’s which it alleges has the primary purpose of reducing McDonald’s tax obligations by creating a UK tax shelter for its global franchise income; notes that report further alleges that mechanism could be depriving the UK exchequer of at least £295 million in public funds over ten years without having any corresponding economic substance; further notes that McDonald's UK business received extensive public subsidies in the wake of the covid-19 lockdowns, not least through the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, whilst continuing to increase its market share in the UK and continuing to pay dividends to its shareholders; notes with regret that after seeing their tax affairs in Luxembourg and Singapore come under scrutiny McDonald's have moved their intangible fixed asset to the City of London to allegedly take advantage of the UK's lax intangible fixed asset regime; therefore calls on the Government to rigorously review its tax breaks mechanisms, including those that interact with the UK’s intangible fixed asset regime, and ensure that the full costs and benefits of all tax rules for all companies, including large multinationals, are properly reported; and further calls on the Government to scrap any tax rules which cannot be justified by their effects on the UK economy, society and the environment.

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.

Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2022
Birkenhead
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 March 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 17 March 2022
Leicester East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 18 March 2022
Brighton, Pavilion
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2022
Liverpool, Walton
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2022
City of Durham
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2022
Salford and Eccles
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2022
York Central
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 March 2022
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 March 2022
Ceredigion
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 March 2022
Strangford
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 22 March 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2022
Wansbeck
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2022
Leeds East
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2022
Gateshead
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2022
Knowsley
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2022
Glasgow North
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2022
Hemsworth
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 March 2022
Dundee West
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 March 2022
Edinburgh East
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2022
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2022
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2022
Glasgow North West
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2022
Leyton and Wanstead
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2022
Streatham
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2022
Cynon Valley
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2022
Rochdale
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2022
Glasgow Central
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2022
Bedford
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2022
South Shields
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2022
St Helens South and Whiston
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2022
Liverpool, West Derby
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2022
Easington
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2022
Lanark and Hamilton East
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 May 2022
Central Ayrshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.