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17 December 2012

Business quote of the day: “They’re incredibly wealthy men who don’t pay British tax“

Nadine Dorries on the Barclay brothers.

By Helen Roxburgh

“They’re incredibly wealthy men who don’t pay British tax. I think it is just utterly appalling”

MP Nadine Dorries criticises the owners of the Ritz, Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, after a Panorama investigation alleges the luxury hotel has not paid any corporation tax in the 17 years since they took it over. The two have said they have nothing to do with the running of the UK companies, saying in a statement they have no “editorial, political or economic power in the UK.”

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