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HMRC under pressure over Google tax deal

The government has come under increasing scrutiny this week after a tax agreement reached with Google was labelled a “major success” by George Osborne, but dismissed as a raw deal by almost everybody else.

The £130 million deal, which covered ten years of trading, was branded a “sweetheart deal” by the Labour finance minister, while on David Cameron’s government benches the business minister Anna Soubry admitted that it did not appear to be an “awful lot of money.”