Commenting on Facebook’s tax announcement, Public Accounts Committee Member, Caroline Flint said:
“I am sure Facebook are trying to improve their corporate reputation but, in so doing, they appear to have confirmed that UK-based staff were conducting UK sales in the UK, but artificially diverting that income as though it was generated by Facebook Ireland.
“That immediately raises more questions than it answers. We need HMRC to look into this matter urgently, as this appears to be a case of profit shifting.”
Caroline Flint has accused the Government of saying one thing and doing another on Sunday Trading. The MP told a Commons Committee examining the Enterprise Bill: "On two occasions, senior figures in our political system — the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Prime Minister — have seemed to say one thing to get the support of the House and the electorate, and then down the road it seems they have changed their view. Perhaps that was already their plan."
Read the full speech below.
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint joined Lord Stoneham, Chair of Housing & Care 21 and Deputy Mayor Cllr Glynn Jones for the opening of the new housing project in Jubilee Close, Edlington.
Said Caroline: “The most exciting aspect of the Swallowdale housing and extra care scheme is that it is full and the residents love it.
Labour is still coming to terms with its new identity after the landslide victory of Jeremy Corbyn. Without doubt, Corbyn has activated a base of left-leaning activists. His followers have been enthusiastic, and some, an estimated 12 per cent, are young.
This should bode well for the renewal of Labour’s base of active members. Engaging young people is important. Winning most votes among young people is welcome, as I am sure Labour will in 2020.
Caroline Flint's speed in the Commons debate on Climate Change & Flooding 15 December 2015
Caroline Flint (Don Valley) (Lab): It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Wells (James Heappey), although it is saddening how often during the past few years so many Conservative Members have had to stand up to speak about the terrible floods that have impacted on the communities they represent.