In 1985 when Billy Ocean co-wrote the immortal words “when the going gets tough the tough get going” I doubt he was thinking about the tax authorities response to a global recession. I cannot recall a day that has not gone by over the last month when there has not been a news story regarding the on-going global recession, morality and tax. This news flow has come at both a corporate and an individual level with public exposure and outcry against Starbucks, Google and Amazon and famous individuals like Jimmy Carr and Gary Barlow. It is inevitable this very public backlashing will continue.
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