Vodafone keep dodging tax, and the Government keep letting them get away with it.
Last year Vodafone made a profit of £294 million and paid no corporation tax. They haven’t paid a penny in corporation tax since 2011. But that’s not even their biggest tax dodge: in 2010 they were allowed to get away with avoiding over £6 billion. They still haven’t paid it back.
That’s money they owe the British public. What do you think it should be spent on?
On Tuesday July 29th at 11am, Vodafone will be celebrating their biggest day of the year – they’ve got their annual shareholder meeting in London, a chance to get together and pat themselves on the back for another year of sky high profits and rock bottom tax.
Last month people up and down the country occupied their stores to protest. On Tuesday let’s occupy Vodafone online. We can use their own social media channels against them and spread the word about Vodafone’s tax dodging, and the Government’s refusal to do anything about it.
This is only going to work if lots of people get involved. Here’s what you can do:
1. Facebook: at 11am go to VodafoneUK’s facebook page and put a comment under their latest post. Tell Vodafone what you think their dodged tax should be spent on.
2. Twitter: at 11am tweet .@VodafoneUK and use #VodafoneAGM – tell them what the £6billion they dodged in tax should be spent on. If you’ve got space, @David_Cameron and @George_Osborne as well – it’s their fault Vodafone can get away with this.
So whether you think Vodafone’s dodged tax should be spent on hospitals, schools, welfare or housing, make your voice heard, get involved and hijack their hashtag.
See you online.