Monthly Archives: May 2013

Company that avoids tax uses taxpayer to fund advertising campaign

Apple have been accused of tax avoidance on a massive, global scale.

Tax is used to fund many things, including schools.

Massive tax avoidance typically means less money to spend on things, including schools.

This is a recognised problem by the UK Government.

Essa Academy is a school, funded by the tax payer.

Essa Academy has benefitted from sponsorship by Apple.

Apple use the staff of Essa Academy to advertise their products.

Products which Apple apparently avoid paying much tax on.

Why is an organisation funded by the taxpayer advertising a company that avoids paying tax?