Companies threaten to leave UK

In the last week a string of UK companies have threaten to relocate their headquarter operations to Ireland, unless the UK government ensures that they don't end up paying too much tax.
Companies including AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, British American Tobacco are all believe to have met with Gordon Brown to discuss the prospect of them abandoning their UK roots in favour of Irish shores.
The greed of these companies is unbelievable. British American Tobacco was quoted as having profits of £3 billion last year and having paid £0 tax. That's right, £0. Which means the people that clean their offices pay more tax than they do.
If these companies elect to abandon the UK, then the government should make it very clear was the consequences will be. Including restricting the company from trading here. GlaxoSmithKline is the manufacturer of Lucozade, of which it sells about £500 million here.
The message should be clear. If we are not good enough for you, yo are not good enough for us.

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