Firms won £1.4bn in state contracts but paid no tax: Watchdog finds G4S among companies handed huge taxpayer-funded sums without paying a penny back


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‘Controversial outsourcing giants G4S and Atos paid no corporation tax in the UK last year, despite receiving more than a billion pounds from the taxpayer, auditors reveal today.

The National Audit Office (NAO) says the two firms received a total of £1.4 billion from the taxpayer for providing services that range from running prisons to assessing the health of the disabled.

But the spending watchdog says that neither firm paid a penny in corporation tax.’ Read more …

G4S forged documents used to return asylum seeker who claims he was tortured after UK deportation

‘G4S is a UK-based private security contractor that is wildly profitable and rapidly expanding. They’re also terrible. They totally blew security for the London Olympics (but not before illegally harassing photographers). They’ve been stripped of their contract to run a South African prison after total incompetence and torture. They’ve had new contracts with the UK government frozen…

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